Words to Play: Ixia

It’s Wednesday, which makes me think of words. Like many people with smart phones, I play word tile games on my phone.  My favorite is Wordfeud because you can play with randomly-placed score boxes. (I’ve played Words with Friends, too, but I don’t anymore because the Android app never seemed to work properly.  I might give it another chance sometime.)

My brother-in-law and I usually keep several games going at once, in addition to games with others.  We take turns kicking each other’s butts.  That random placement board is a killer!

Wordfeud random board: In-progress game, getting my butt kicked.

I love words, and now I pay attention to unusual words as never before.  I’ve learned words from other opponents and, in turn, played them against my brother-in-law.  I’d like to share them with you, so you can play them against someone else.  If they wonder what it means, you know the definition.  Expand your vocabulary.

This is one of my favorites: ixia

ixia [ik-see-uh] noun

any of various southern African plants of the genus Ixia, of the iris family, having sword-shaped leaves and showy, ornamental flowers.


I dare you to use it in a sentence.  😉  Use it in Wordfeud.  Let me know if Words with Friends accepts it.

Do you have any favorite, unusual words that you know will play on a word game?  Do you read through a dictionary to arm yourself with new words?

5 thoughts on “Words to Play: Ixia

  1. Pauline Baird Jones

    I was brain dead yesterday, bad night, so didn’t comment yesterday, but wondered if you’d tried Worder? It’s not a competitive game, though you can “play” it with others in the room with you. But it does challenge one (though I don’t play it when I’m brain dead). I have not ventured into playing online, because as soon as I start playing a game, I forget everything I ever knew about anything. Well, sometimes I remember my name. I do know people who play these games though. The fanatic light in their eyes only increases my problem. (grin)

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      I haven’t tried that one. I’ll check it out, but I might become one of *those* players. Thanks for the tip. You are too busy to be “brain dead”–snap out of it. 😉

  2. Tommie Lyn

    I love word games, too (and not just word games; I also enjoy sudoku and kakuro). I don’t have a smart phone, so I keep a crossword puzzle book handy that has a variety of games. And I play Words with Friends on Facebook (recently, don’t know how it happened, but I had FOUR games going on with one friend, three games with another friend, two with a third friend, and one with a fourth).

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      I like your idea of keeping a notebook handy. I use scratch paper sometimes. The game lends itself to multiple instances, doesn’t it? Before you know it, you’ve maxed out the number of current games. That’s never happened to me. 😉

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