Best Lit Words to Use in Word Games
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Lit Words to Keep It 100
Well, that’s just cray. The English language continues to evolve and adapt over time. Slang words are incorporated into the mainstream lexicon, including these lit words you might play in word games. Note that because the Scrabble dictionary is stricter, these may not all be valid plays in Scrabble GO. They should be playable in games like Words With Friends though.
Bae: A backronym for “before anyone else,” meaning someone’s sweetheart or “babe”
Basic: Only interested in mainstream and generically popular things
Extra: Excessive or over the top
Flex: To show off in a boastful way
Goat: Short for the “greatest of all time”
Receipts: Proof or evidence backing up a piece of gossip
Salty: To be or get upset over something relatively minor
Shade: Casual disrespect
Turnt: A variation of “turned” to mean very excited, as in “turnt up”
Yolo: Short for “you only live once,” equivalent to “seize the day”
Words That Start With Lit
Looking for a prime opportunity to lay down some tiles for a triple word score? If you’re building on LIT or have those tiles in your rack, these could be the words to play for big points. The four-letter words are terrific for using hooks, whereas the longer words could net you the 7-letter bingo bonus.
Lite: An alternative spelling of “light” to mean having less of something
Lits: Part of the term “lit de justice,” a formal parliamentary session in pre-Revolutionary France
Litu: A monetary unit once used in Lithuania
Liter(s) / Litre(s): A unit for measuring volume, roughly equal to one quart
Litho: Relating to stone or lithium
Litai / Litas: Plural form of the “litu” monetary unit
Litchi: The fruit of a type of Chinese evergreen tree, also spelled “lychee”
Lithic: Made of stone or lithium
Litmus: A purple coloring matter used as an acid-base indicator
Liturgy: Prescribed forms, scripts or ritual for public worship
Littery: Untidy, covered in litter
Liturgic: Relating to liturgy
Literature: Books and other written works
Litigators: Lawyers who carry on a legal contest in court
Lithophane: A style of European porcelain
For more, check out our extensive word lists with words that start with every letter of the alphabet.
Words That End With Lit
Need some lit words with those letters at the end? We’ve got you covered.
Alit: A past tense and past participle of “alight,” meaning to get off or out of something
Flit: A quick pass or to flutter by rapidly
Slit: A long, straight, narrow cut or opening
Relit: Past tense version of “to light again”
Split: To break, separate or divide into two or more parts
Uplit: Past tense of version of “to illuminate from below”
Mislit: Past tense version of “to deceive or lead astray”
Tallit: A shawl with fringes worn in Judaism during morning prayer
Twilit: Fully bathed in a softly diffused light, as during twilight
Moonlit: Illuminated by moonlight
Spotlit: Illuminated by a strong beam of light
Unsplit: Whole, undivided, not split
Floodlit: Illuminated by floodlights, large powerful lights for a large area
Presplit: Previously or already divided into two or more parts
Underlit: Illuminated from underneath, or insufficiently illuminated
Just as we have word lists for words that start with certain letters, we also have lists of words ending with every letter of the alphabet too.
High Score Squad Goals
Armed with a litany of lit words, you’ll be ready to bring your A-game the next time someone challenges you to Words With Friends. If you’re wondering how you stack up against the competition, read up on what is a good Scrabble score. Then, build up your vocabulary with high-scoring Scrabble words you’ll actually play. Go forth and flex that word knowledge!
Michael Kwan is a professional writer and editor with over 14 years of experience. Fueled by caffeine and WiFi, he's no stranger to word games and dad jokes.