# What is a Viridescent Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Viridescent Word™.

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

Viridescent Words™,Not Viridescent Words™
Palped,Banana
Fancy,Explode
Remedial,Powerful
Enrage,Fleet
Email,Bound
Stamina,Glide
Hemiacetal,Tense
Matin,Relax
Violet,Antiquity
Aphoristic,Swell
Lathe,Burst
Soubriquet,Drawn
Indinavir,Disappear
Trove,Rush

• At first I though "Viridescent Word" is a word I don't understand, but "Email" didn't fit in. – Marius Sep 8 '16 at 13:51
• Nice puzzle! Headers enrage valet Emile. Avert aldermen. Appeal adverse, treacherous eclat, alate delta voter! – M Oehm Sep 8 '16 at 15:34
• @MOehm Testing it out? – dcfyj Sep 8 '16 at 15:36
• Let's just say the puzzle left me in a good mood. I also think the non-viridescent parts could be put to good use. – M Oehm Sep 8 '16 at 15:37

Answer with the help of @Will, @M Oehm, @Glorfindel and me (Maria Deleva) :

Viridescent words contain shades of green plus one excess letter.
Extra viridescent words contain at least two shades of green.
Palped - apple
Fancy - cyan
Remedial - emerald, lime
Email -> lime
Hemiacetal - malachite, lime, teal
Enrage - green
Stamina - mantis, mint
Matin - mint
Violet - olive
Aphoristic - pistachio
Lathe - teal
Soubriquet = turquoise
Indinavir = viridian
• aphoristic = pistachio? – Will Sep 8 '16 at 13:34
• Remedial also contains a green type of gem (leave the i out). – Glorfindel Sep 8 '16 at 13:34