If a word has a certain property, I call it an Adjacent Word™.
In each of the short, unrelated sentences below, only one of the choices is an Adjacent Word™.
The sentences are for context only, and do not affect whether a word is an Adjacent Word™. Also, neither font nor case matters in determining the property.
- ( Additionally / Furthermore ), we now have a dog!
- He is concerned about ( overfishing / overharvesting ) the oceans.
- She prefers to use ( margarine / shortening ) in her cookies.
- She saved it in a new Excel ( workbook / worksheet ).
- He loved the ( ancient / prehistoric ) buildings.
- They ( thawed / unfroze ) their TV dinners.
- They offered the most ( comprehensive / expansive ) news coverage.
- They saw that the danger was ( avoidable / preventable ).
- They committed an ( unforgivable / unpardonable ) sin.
- She just bought her first ( condominium / townhouse ).
- The most difficult verbs to learn are ( irregulars / reflexives ).
What makes a word an Adjacent Word™?
Bonus: If you have solved one of my Phrase™ or Word™ puzzles before (Deusovi, Rodolvertice, CodeNewbie, xnor, Sean, glibdud, f", dperry), and you solve this one, you will be the first person to solve more than one of these types of puzzles of mine, and you will receive 100 rep points from me, on top of any other points that this puzzle might give (i.e. It might also have a regular bounty on it if it lasts long enough.)