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Pick a Word Beginning with X

Find a random word in the dictionary that starts with a particular letter.

Run the code to get a list of all the words in the dictionary:

DictionaryLookup[]

Show words beginning with x. Try a different starting letter:

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The pattern x~~___ matches an x followed by one or more letters:

DictionaryLookup["x" ~~ ___]

You can combine letters and blanks to find words matching all sorts of patterns. Here are words that start and end with x:

DictionaryLookup["x" ~~ ___ ~~ "x"]

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DictionaryLookup["x" ~~ ___]

Make a random choice among words beginning with x. Try a different starting letter:

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RandomChoice chooses an element at random from a list. Re-run the code to get a different choice:

RandomChoice[{1, 2, 3, 4, 5}]

Choose a word at random that starts with x:

RandomChoice[DictionaryLookup["x" ~~ ___]]

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RandomChoice[DictionaryLookup["x" ~~ ___]]

Choose 5 random words beginning with x. Try other numbers:

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Specify the number of words to get more than one:

RandomChoice[DictionaryLookup["x" ~~ ___], 5]

Use RandomSample to get random words that dont repeat:

RandomSample[DictionaryLookup["x" ~~ ___], 5]

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RandomSample[DictionaryLookup["x" ~~ ___], 5]