* AcceptableTargets: People with leprosy in the first game (albeit briefly).
* [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Level]]: [[spoiler:The "Dance Battle" level near the end of ''Volume 2''.]]
** Mirage Mania from the first game certainly qualifies as well.
* BreatherLevel: Several levels in Book 2, mainly because the final level of Book 1 was much harder.
* EvenBetterSequel: ''Volume 2'' introduces companions & rainbow tiles, features a more compelling plot, improves the Tome of Knowledge, has fewer AwesomeButImpractical treasures, is more flexible with bonus words, lets you choose which minigame you want to play & allows you to replay specific books for points. (Clips & Giggles was removed, unfortunately.)
* GoddamnedBoss: The Eternal Wanderer and Frankenstein. The Eternal Wanderer's level even has several GoddamnedBats. Fittingly, the title to the level is called Highway to Heck.
** Lady Summer-Speak in ''Volume 2''.
* NightmareFuel: Most of the bosses.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The ''Lexonomicon'' boss theme is similar to the theme music for ''Dark Bunny'', a ShowWithinAShow in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.
* ThatOneBoss: Pretty much every boss that has immunity to words that are particularly short.
** The Hydra is the first survival battle in the game, and it is capable of inflicting every status ailment you've seen in the game up to that point. Thankfully, each of the heads do not have much HP.
** The fight against [[spoiler:Codex]] is a battle for survival where you have to face several monsters you've faced before (which while weakened still retain their moves from before, meaning that you'll experience virtually everything you've seen before thrown against you) with [[spoiler:Professor Codex]] at the end. [[spoiler:Codex]] himself is capable of using pretty much every status ailment in the game against you, and he has three-AND-four letter immunity.
** Even for a final boss, [[spoiler:The Machine]] in the second game is awfully difficult. Its Plot Hole attack does a large amount of damage, and to make matters worse it comes with a status ailment that prevents Lex from moving for a certain period of time. And it has three forms that you have to take down in succession without healing whatsoever (although healing potions and gems can still be used).
* ThatOneLevel: The Labyrinth of Crete has monsters that enjoy stacking poison against you, and to make matters worse some of them are capable of stunning as well.
** Genies, Genies, Genies has several monsters that can inflict all kinds of status ailments on you, and to make matters worse each of them has armor.
** The Haunt has DemonicSpiders with each of them (except for one, which is still a pain to fight) capable of powering you down, powering up, and healing themselves all at the same time. The boss of the stage even has an extra power down move. Thankfully, each of them are weak to metal words, which gives them a severe weakness to the Hand of Hercules.
** The Celestial Realm from ''Volume 2''. Stuns and tile attacks abound.
** Also from ''Volume 2'', Virtually a World. Your gems & potions are in grave danger.