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(Based off and inspired by JLee's What is a Word™ puzzles)

What Is A Late Word?

Word that conform to a specific rule are called late words. Here are some examples:

Late Words™ Non-Late Words™
JUPITER ZEUS
MISERY SUFFERING
MYCOSIS MYCETOZOAN
MINERAL FELDSPAR
LIFELIKE REALISTIC
GENERAL COMMANDER
INABILITY UNABLE
PURITY CLEANLINESS
VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT

In CSV format:

Late Words™,Non-Late Words™
JUPITER,ZEUS
MISERY,SUFFERING
MYCOSIS,MYCETOZOAN
MINERAL,FELDSPAR
LIFELIKFE,REALISTIC
RAVINE,PRECIPICE
GENERAL,COMMANDER
INABILITY,UNABLE
PURITY,CLEANLINESS
VITAMIN,SUPPLEMENT

What determines whether a word is or isn't a Late Word™? Why is it called a Late Word™?

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A Late Word is

one that alternates consonants and vowels, treating Y as a vowel.

And it's called a Late Word because

"Late" is another example of a word with this property.

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