If a word conforms to a rule, I call it a Universal Word™. Can you figure out the pattern?

Universal Words™ Not Universal Words™
acclaim proclaim
lecture talk
pajama sleep
coupon grocery
migratory travel
ketchup mustard

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A Universal Word is one in which

The A1Z26 sum of the letters is a multiple of 42, which is of course the answer to the great question of life, the universe and everything!

For example:

ACCLAIM (A1Z26 sum) = 42
LECTURE (A1Z26 sum) = 84 (42 x 2)


PROCLAIM (A1Z26 sum) = 87

BTW, interesting universal words include:

LIBRA (a constellation), PLUTO, and TANIA BOREALIS (a star)


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