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In order to give yourself the best chance of solving the daily Wordle puzzle it is crucial that you choose a good starting word. This Best Starting Words guide will tell what these are.

To have any hope of solving the daily Wordle you need to make sure that the word you use on your first turn contains the most frequently used letters in English words. These letters are E, A, R, I, O, T, N, S, L, C, U, and D. To begin with try to make 5-letter words that have three to four vowels - A, E, I, O, U. Below is a list of words that contain plenty of vowels without none of them being repeated in the word.

- ABOUT
- ABUSE
- ADIEU
- AISLE
- ALOES
- ALONE
- ARGUE
- ARISE
- AROSE
- AUDIO
- AULOI
- AUREI
- HOUSE
- JUICE
- JUICY
- LOUIE
- LOUSE
- MAYBE
- MEDIA
- MOVIE
- MOUSE
- NAIVE
- OCEAN
- OUIJA
- OURIE
- PIANO
- QUAIL
- QUIET
- QUITE
- QUOTE
- RADIO
- RAISE
- REAIS
- ROATE
- SAUCE
- SAUCY
- SOARE
- UNION
- URAEI
- VIDEO

Other good starting words that contain frequently used letters and vowels in English words are:

- NOTES
- RANTS
- RATES
- RESIN
- RIOTS
- SNORE
- STAIN
- STARE
- STORE
- TEARS
- TARES

Good starting words can also contain H, W, and Y. These are commonly used letters in the English language which combined with the previously mentioned letters make up good choices for starting words. These are listed below.

- ACHES
- ASHEN
- CRANE
- EARTH
- HAIR
- HEARS
- HEART
- REACH
- SCONE
- SHACK
- SHARD
- SHEAR
- STACK
- STAIR
- STICK
- STOCK
- STORY
- SWORD
- TACKY
- TEARY
- WARDS
- WICKS
- WHACK


Mathematically, based on all past answers to Wordle puzzles that have appeared so far the best 5-letter words to start with are

- LATER
- ALTER
- ALERT
- AROSE
- IRATE

Take a look at our Beginner Tips and Tricks to get help solving the daily Wordle puzzle.




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