oblique is worth 18 points in the game of Scrabble®

Definitions for the word, oblique
(a.) Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.
(a.) Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.
(a.) Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.
(n.) An oblique line.
(v. i.) To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.
(v. i.) To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; -- formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left.

29 Scrabble® words found in the Scrabble® word, oblique
5 letter words
boule (7 points)
obeli (7 points)
louie (5 points)
4 letter words
bile (6 points)
blue (6 points)
boil (6 points)
bole (6 points)
lobe (6 points)
lube (6 points)
lieu (4 points)
3 letter words
bel (5 points)
bio (5 points)
lib (5 points)
lob (5 points)
obe (5 points)
obi (5 points)
lei (3 points)
leu (3 points)
lie (3 points)
oil (3 points)
ole (3 points)
2 letter words
qi (11 points)
be (4 points)
bi (4 points)
bo (4 points)
el (2 points)
li (2 points)
lo (2 points)
oe (2 points)

Scrabble letter values
A is 1 points
B is 3 points
C is 3 points
D is 2 points
E is 1 points
F is 4 points
G is 2 points
H is 4 points
I is 1 points
J is 8 points
K is 5 points
L is 1 points
M is 3 points
N is 1 points
O is 1 points
P is 3 points
Q is 10 points
R is 1 points
S is 1 points
T is 1 points
U is 1 points
V is 4 points
W is 4 points
X is 8 points
Y is 4 points
Z is 10 points

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