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

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

Hungrier Hungriest
Refreshing Reforming
Noon Undeniable
Unsung Poop
Deadly Deathly
Barbie Nincompoop

And here is a CSV version:

Hungrier, Hungriest
Refreshing, Reforming
Noon, Undeniable
Unsung, Poop
Deadly, Deathly
Barbie, Nincompoop

Before you ask, it's not the fact that all the Refreshing Words™ have a pair of letters that are 2 characters apart; that was just there to throw you off. Think inside the box.

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    $\begingroup$ Just add all of your examples now. Don't try to make your puzzles interactive. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ Is there something about superlatives? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 19:47
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    $\begingroup$ (Also, I highly recommend adding more examples. These puzzles only work because there's typically a lot of very different data to work with.) $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 19:50
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    $\begingroup$ I added a picture. Felt it should have one like the rest $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 19:58
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    $\begingroup$ @Peanut Could you add some more examples? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 20:35

1 Answer 1


An Unrefreshing Word

Is one that contains, potentially anagrammed, a verb describing an action pertaining to bodily fluids


Hungriest -> Shit, Reforming -> Gore, Undeniable->Bleed, Poop->Poop, Deathly->Eat, Nincompoop->Poop

A Refreshing Word, is then any word that is not Unrefeshing

A big thank you to Maria Deleva in the chat, coming up with Hungriest and Undeniable.

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    $\begingroup$ Ewwww. I hope this is wrong. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 23:07
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    $\begingroup$ @Peanut here $\endgroup$
    – Sconibulus
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 2:23

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