I made this word list to make a utility that converts numbers to short (and memorable) word sequences.
Here are some of the list’s properties:
- Got a list of English words, sorted by popularity.
- Kept only 3 to 10 letter words.
- Removed similar words. All words of equal size differ by at least 2 letters.
- Removed plurals.
- Removed verbs.
- Kept the top 1024 remaining words. So each word can represent 10 bits.
Here it is:
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