My favorite hangman word is crypt. Like vomit, it's short, and shorter words are definitely more difficult. Many players will exhaust all the vowels before trying a "Y". They might get the "R" and the "T", but people just don't think of suggesting "C" or "P".

Others that would probably slay most challengers, until they figured out what you were up to:

  • rhythm
  • spry
  • wry
  • scythe