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The School SCRABBLE Word List (2018 edition), SSWL2018, was edited by the NASPA Dictionary Committee in 2018, and incorporates changes made to the corresponding OTCWL2018 lexicon. Like its predecessors, it consists of those words that are acceptable in the regular Official Tournament and Club Word List (OTCWL) that are considered appropriate for school use.
On 2019-01-30, the editor noticed the presence of the trademark verb forms VASELINED and VASELINING, and removed them from the word list. (VASELINE and VASELINES had already been removed earlier.)
It will be available to NASPA members for electronic study and tournament adjudication purposes in the NASPA Zyzzyva program, starting with version 3.2.0. School SCRABBLE competitors in the 2018-2019 season may apply for a complimentary season membership to gain access to this tool.
It is also available for personal use as a free download (password required) through NASPA Member Services.
To view a list of differences between specific editions of SSWL and OTCWL, use Zyzzyva to search for words that are in one lexicon but not the other. There are 591 words that are in OTCWL2018 but not in SSWL2018; all words in SSWL2018 are in OTCWL2018.
The following 121 words that appeared in SSWL2016 are not in SSWL2018:
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