Wordle Game Help: 5-letter words with ‘EI’ as the second, third letters

At least you've already found your vowels.

Screengrab via New York Times

Wordle has become a popular way to start the day. The game picks a different five-letter word every day, and players need to guess it with no clues except the letters themselves. In a format inspired by the classic Mastermind, the letters change colors depending on where they are placed in the word, or if they are in the word at all.

On most days, it will be easy to find the answer to the puzzle. Most frequent players have found strategies they like, or even developed their own. One of the most popular among those strategies is to find all possible vowels first, using vowel-heavy words on your first guesses. And while that can be helpful, it can also leave you in tricky situations, like being stuck with one or two vowels and not knowing where to go from there.

If that is the case and all you found was “EI” as the second and third letters of the Wordle, we can help.

Five-letter words with “EI” as second and third letters to try on Wordle

  • BEIGE
  • BEIGY
  • BEING
  • CEIBA
  • CEILI
  • CEILS
  • DEICE
  • DEIFY
  • DEIGN
  • DEILS
  • DEISM
  • DEIST
  • DEITY
  • FEIGN
  • FEINT
  • FEIST
  • HEIGH
  • HEILS
  • HEIRS
  • HEIST
  • KEIRS
  • MEINY
  • NEIFS
  • NEIGH
  • NEIST
  • PEINS
  • PEISE
  • REIFS
  • REIFY
  • REIGN
  • REIKI
  • REINK
  • REINS
  • REIVE
  • SEIFS
  • SEINE
  • SEISE
  • SEISM
  • SEIZA
  • SEIZE
  • TEIID
  • TEIND
  • TEINS
  • VEILS
  • VEINS
  • VEINY
  • WEIGH
  • WEIRD
  • WEIRS
  • ZEINS

To narrow down the list above, the first thing you will need to do is cross-check any clues you have already found. If all you have is the “EI” combination, you can at least rule out any words with letters that came out gray on your first guess or guesses. Another useful tip is to avoid using plural forms unless you have a specific strategy behind it, because plural forms will never be the answer to the daily Wordle.

If you’re still unsure and don’t want to wait until Wordle resets at midnight local time, you can always look up the answer to today’s puzzle (which we update around 12am CT).