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

Use the list of examples below to find out what this rule is.

$$\begin{array}{|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Tight Words™}&\textbf{Not Tight Words™}\\ \hline \text{NUMEROUS}&\text{MANY}\\ \hline \text{CONCUR}&\text{AGREE}\\ \hline \text{NERVOUSNESS}&\text{JUMPINESS}\\ \hline \text{VERONA}&\text{MANTUA}\\ \hline \text{WORN}&\text{PATCHED}\\ \hline \text{MAUVE}&\text{PURPLE}\\ \hline \text{RAXACORICO}&\text{FALLAPATORIUS}\\ \hline \text{MENACE}&\text{DENNIS}\\ \hline \text{ROME}&\text{ITALY}\\ \hline \text{NICENESS}&\text{KINDNESS}\\ \hline \text{VIEWS}&\text{PANORAMA}\\ \hline \text{CURVACEOUS}&\text{ROUNDED}\\ \hline \end{array} $$

Text-only version for analysis:

NUMEROUS      MANY
CONCUR        AGREE
NERVOUSNESS   JUMPINESS
VERONA        MANTUA
WORN          PATCHED
MAUVE         PURPLE
RAXACORICO    FALLAPATORIUS
MENACE        DENNIS
ROME          ITALY
NICENESS      KINDNESS
VIEWS         PANORAMA
CURVACEOUS    ROUNDED
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  • $\begingroup$ I copied the table formatting from my previous word-property puzzle. The fact that T's appear smaller than the other letters is irrelevant. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 22 '16 at 23:44
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    $\begingroup$ @Will Oops, sorry! I changed my idea for this puzzle halfway through making it. There may be a Well-Knit puzzle in the future, if I can find enough Well-Knit Words, but this one is Tight. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 22 '16 at 23:48
  • $\begingroup$ Does the font matter in any way? $\endgroup$ – haykam Sep 23 '16 at 1:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Peanut Nope, I don't think so. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 23 '16 at 1:37
  • $\begingroup$ I'm probably trying to make it connect with "Tight Words™" too much. I'm going to ignore that and find other connections. $\endgroup$ – haykam Sep 23 '16 at 1:39
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A Tight Word™

contains only letters without ascenders or descenders in lowercase. That is, it contains a c e i m n o r s u v w x z, but doesn't contain b d f h k l t, which extend above the midline, or g j p q y, which extend below the baseline.

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