Sometimes when I can't decipher a word, i use a word-finder program. There is one I particularly like on yourdictionary.com. You can plug the letters you can read into the program and use two wildcards for those you can't. It breaks down words in the number of letters in the word - all 8 letter word, all 7 letter words, etc. Once you select a word, you are taken to the definition and can determine if it fits into the context of your manuscript. Check it out - you might like this program too!
This is such a great idea, Melissa! Thanks for sharing it and welcome!