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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.


It seems that it's a rite of passage on PSE to make at least one of these, so if a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Quotidian Word™.

Use the examples below to find the rule. The order of clues doesn't matter, and the pairings of Quotidian Words™ and Not Quotidian Words™ don't convey any additional information.

Quotidian Words™ Not Quotidian Words™
arch arc
ding beep
end finish
gate door
goose moose
in inside
ire rage
key nail
lock hammer
rise risen
screen scan
stroke touch
sky sea

CSV Version:

Quotidian Words™,Not Quotidian Words™
arch,arc
ding,beep
end,finish
gate,door
goose,moose
in,inside
ire,rage
key,nail
lock,hammer
rise,risen
screen,scan
stroke,touch
sky,sea

These are not the only examples of Quotidian Words™, many more exist.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'll preemptively say that having "key" and "lock" in the same column is not a mistake. $\endgroup$ – samm82 Jan 15 at 16:29
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A Quotidian Word™ is one which you can

prefix a day of the week to produce another word.

The examples are

Monarch
Wedding
Friend
Frigate
Mongoose
Satin
Satire
Monkey
Wedlock
Sunrise
Sunscreen
Sunstroke
Frisky

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    $\begingroup$ Quotidian, meaning 'daily' also fits. Nice work. $\endgroup$ – Baldrick Jan 15 at 16:45

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