# What is a StraightforWord™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ series started by JLee

If a word satisfies a certain property it is called a StraightforWord™. If not, it is called a Convoluted Word™. Here are some examples:

Convoluted Words™ StraightforWords™
FORWARDS BACKWARDS
FEW MANY
CHILD PARENT
REDUCE OXIDISE
DICTIONARY THESAURUS
MALAYSIA SINGAPORE
REINSTATE MONICA
LOUSY MEME

CSV:

Convoluted Words™,StraightforWords™
FORWARDS,BACKWARDS
FEW,MANY
CHILD,PARENT
REDUCE,OXIDISE
DICTIONARY,THESAURUS
MALAYSIA,SINGAPORE
REINSTATE,MONICA
LOUSY,MEME


What is the rule to tell whether a word is a StraightforWord™ or not? Why is it called a StraightforWord™?

(Note that each word can be tested for whether it is a StraightforWord™ on its own, without looking at any of the other words in the list of examples.)

A word is StraightforWord™ if it

has exactly four letters which are made from straight line segments only.

Only StraightforWord™s fit this pattern

BACKWARDS
MANY
LIVE