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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 an Angered Word™.

Use the examples below to find the rule.

Angered Words™ Not Angered Words™
ENGLISH CHINESE
STACK PILE
TABLE DESK
SHIP BOAT
STABLE WOBBLY
SPEAK TALK
READ LOOK
TIME CLOCK
TRADE EXCHANGE
CAR MOTORCYCLE

CSV Version:

Angered Words™,Not Angered Words™
ENGLISH,CHINESE
STACK,PILE
TABLE,DESK
SHIP,BOAT
STABLE,WOBBLY
SPEAK,TALK
READ,LOOK
TIME,CLOCK
TRADE,EXCHANGE
CAR,MOTORCYCLE

Hint:

If a word is not an Angered Word™, then none of its anagrams can be an Angered Word™.

These are not the only examples of Angered Words™, many more exist.

What is the rule, and how about the name?


This is not a duplicate of What is an Organizable Word™?. No offense, @Oray, but if you had just looked at the first example, eghilns is not a word.

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  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of What is an Organizable Word™? $\endgroup$
    – Oray
    Jan 29, 2017 at 18:29
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    $\begingroup$ @Oray Nope. It's different. $\endgroup$
    – Oliver Ni
    Jan 30, 2017 at 4:44
  • $\begingroup$ i cant see the difference, both is anagram question of a given word? $\endgroup$
    – Oray
    Jan 30, 2017 at 7:27
  • $\begingroup$ The right hand side should probably have had more counterexamples as confirmers. $\endgroup$
    – Sp3000
    Jan 30, 2017 at 8:31
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    $\begingroup$ @Oray No offense, but if you had just looked at the first example, eghilns is not a word. $\endgroup$
    – Oliver Ni
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:05

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An Angered Word™

is one that has a (common) English anagram where no letter ends up in the same position. These words anagram to SHINGLE, TACKS, BLEAT, HIPS, PEAKS, DARE, EMIT, RATED, and ARC.

The title is "Angered" because

ANGERED is an anagram of DERANGE, and these types of permutations (where nothing ends up where it started) are called derangements.

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  • $\begingroup$ I read the title and assumed Angered was a cryptic anagram indicator, due to all the cryptic clues we've had recently $\endgroup$
    – Joe
    Jan 29, 2017 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ You forgot to mention that WORDS also has an anagram, SWORD; and also NOT (TON). $\endgroup$
    – Alexander
    Jan 29, 2017 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ ™, on the other hand, isn’t an anagram of anything. $\endgroup$ Jan 29, 2017 at 14:34
  • $\begingroup$ *SPOILER:* It should also be mentioned that PILE is an anagram of lipe (and TILE of lite; the image and the CSV version are different here), BOAT of bota, and LOOK of kolo. None of those are particularly common words (except lite, especially in American English), but they are in normal dictionaries. So if this is indeed the intended solution, the question is what constitutes ‘common’. $\endgroup$ Jan 29, 2017 at 14:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi It is now correct. $\endgroup$
    – Oliver Ni
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:13

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