If a word has a certain property, I call it a Scientific Word™.
In each of the short, unrelated sentences below, only one of the choices is a Scientific Word™.
The sentences do not affect whether a word is a Scientific Word™. Case, font, and letter/word appearance do not matter.
- The child's mother gave him a (apple/banana) as a healthy snack.
- When queried with the question about a raise, Dave's boss said (no/yes).
- Billy's breakfast consisted of (bacon/beans), eggs, and toast.
- The snake's sharp fangs contained a deadly (poison/venom) ready to be inserted into your bloodstream at the slightest movement.
- Jerry's computer had gotten infected with (a) (virus/malware).
- The soldier died out in (war/battle).
- After Riley had died so many times on his video game, he was filled with (anger/rage).
- The same series of events had happened years (ago/before), and the result was not good.
- Joe has such a smart (brain/mind).
- To be nice, Sarah offered her umbrella to an old (lady/woman).
What makes a word a Scientific Word™?