Chapter titles, the foreword, footnotes, and book titles are included in the (unofficial) total count. Only 'Fellowship of the Ring', 'Two Towers', and 'Return of the King' have words counted.
For the 300th-ranked word (last listed, used 217 times), five words are tied for the position. Listing any of the five will trigger the correct answer, though only one of them will be displayed. ★ INDICATES LOTR-SPECIFIC TERM ★