If a word has a certain property, I call it a Versatile Word™.
In each of the short, unrelated sentences below, only one of the choices is a Versatile Word™.
The sentences are for context only, and do not affect whether a word is a Versatile Word™.
- She ate a ( peach / pear ).
- He ( boats / sails ) in the summer.
- She ( circles / loops ) around the building.
- He ( fires / shoots ) his weapon.
- He ( aids / helps ) his sister.
- They wanted to go ( also / too ).
- This air always contains ( dust / ions ).
- The best ( coffee / tea ) comes from India.
- The vet will ( neuter / spay ) the cat.
- The gang will ( loot / raid ) the store.
- She said ( bye / ciao ) and left.
- Only the ( ash / soot ) remained.
What makes a word a Versatile Word™?