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For many reasons, people have found it useful to compile a list of words. Nothing fancy, just a plaintext listing of words that people may use. These lists may or may not restrict themselves to dictionary words depending on the source; they may or may not be restricted on one language; and they may or may not exclude abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon; but in general they serve as a compendium of vocabulary in use in writing.

WordLists can be used in many circumstances:

If you need a WordList, see http://www.hyphenologist.co.uk/wordlist/wordfaq.htm. In particular, the [Moby] list is the largest WordList available in the world with over 600 000 entries. It's also in the public domain, making it a hundred times more valuable.

If you're running a popular Unix variant, the canonical system WordList is stored at /usr/share/dict/words.

Contrast against WordIndex.


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