Recently, we spotted a problem regarding our Words With Friends Cheat. A user wrote us that Words With Friends might sometimes decline words which were created by our word cheat. Thus, we started a poll asking you if you experience the same from time to time and did some research on this topic. Here are our findings.
ENABLE word list
Most of the words that can be used in Words With Friends derive from a word list called ENABLE. This is short for Enhanced North American Benchmark Lexicon. It is a public domain list and it is used by many other word games as well. All together it contains more than 173,000 words. To see all words you can download the ENABLE word list.
Words With Friends word list
The Words With Friends word list is based on the ENABLE word list but contains some modifications. First of all Zynga, the developer of Words With Friends, doesn’t allow proper nouns, abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes standing alone, or words that require hyphens, or apostrophes. Whereas words labelled as part of speech such as loanwords, colloquial words, slang, now obsolete words etc., can be used. Additionally, the Words With Friends word list was modified by the removal of some offensive words. Deleted words are mostly profanity and racial slurs.
Also words that are longer than 16 letters can’t be used in the Words With Friends word list because there won’t be enough space on the board for those words.
However, other words are being added from time to time; such as WEBSITE or EMAIL. If you discover a word you think should be added, you can even suggest it to be included in the Words With Friends word list.
All these modifications are carried out from time to time. Word-grabber.com is trying to be up to date providing you the latest Words With Friends word list if possible.