lam - to hit someone hard; attack
auk - a short-winged diving seabird found in northern oceans, typically with a black head and black and white underparts.
rhea - a large flightless bird of South American grasslands, resembling a small ostrich, with grayish-brown plumage.
elan - energy, style, and enthusiasm
alee - on the side of a ship that is sheltered from the wind.
lac - a resinous substance secreted as a protective covering by the lac insect, used to make varnish, shellac, sealing wax, dyes, etc.
ess - a thing shaped like the letter S
scrod - a young cod, haddock, or similar fish, especially one prepared for cooking
And those more archaic words?
staid - sedate, respectable, and unadventurous
hymned (this is the past tense) - praise or celebrate (something)
noes - plural of no; a negative answer or decision, as in voting
akin - of similar character
And what about the word game using NDDBEA
11 3-letter words: add, and, bad, bed, ban, dab, dad, deb, den, end, nab
9 4-letters: abed, band, bade, bead, bean, dean, dead, bane, bend
1 6-letter: banded (past tense of band)
Wasn't this fun?
Until next time, love honor and respect.