Don, thanks for breaking the ice and taking the plunge. Of course you can't know yet what makes a word "correct", the whole idea of this game is to find out, by trial and error.
But this game can't get off the ground until we have at least one more participant.
(You have made a really good start, but the game isn't over yet, you have scored considerably less than ten points. But we'll have to wait now for more entries before we can go on. Meanwhile, please wait a day or two before you post your second list.)
Hopefully that will be you, Anthony, also I've heard a rumour that Mark would also like to try his luck.
Anthony, all you have to do at this stage is just post a list of 10 words, then see what develops. I know from the anagram game that you are a brilliant competitor, you won't have to think quite so hard in this game.