What is the special characteristic of the following words: coughing, thirsty, defiant

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They each have:

Three consecutive letters from the alphabet.


Coughing, thirsty, and defiant


Each word has

3 consecutive letters of the alphabet-
couGHIng (GHI)
thiRSTy (RST)
DEFiant (DEF)

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