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These thirteen English words share a hidden property:

cold, laughter, unblock, word, kill, witch, even, now, warm, oil, talking, potted, corn

The list is not complete, there are other words with the same property, most don't fit the pattern though. What is this property?

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    $\begingroup$ Would quad and port be welcome to join the crowd? $\endgroup$ – James Webster Mar 18 '15 at 17:09
  • $\begingroup$ Googling the keywords takes you to the answer: datagenetics.com/blog/october42012/index.html $\endgroup$ – Chris Schiffhauer Mar 18 '15 at 22:07
  • $\begingroup$ I misunderstood "there are other words with the same property, most don't fit the pattern though" to mean that the other words with the same property don't fit the pattern (implying that there's some second property of the words you picked). $\endgroup$ – jamesdlin Mar 19 '15 at 9:07
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Adding S as the first letter gives new words.

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    $\begingroup$ Well, that didn't even last five minutes. Good job, I'll accept it as answer once the system lets me. $\endgroup$ – Moghwyn Mar 18 '15 at 16:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Moghwyn She's quick! $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Apr 6 at 0:15

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