# What is a Nowerk 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 Nowerk Word™.

Use the examples below to find the rule.

$$\begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline \bbox[yellow]{\textbf{Nowerk Words™}} & \bbox[yellow]{\textbf{Not Nowerk Words™}}\\\hline \text{COG} & \text{PRONG}\\\hline \text{SNUG} & \text{TIGHT}\\\hline \text{MAELSTROM} & \text{WHIRLPOOL}\\\hline \text{COZY} & \text{COMFORTABLE}\\\hline \text{SPRY} & \text{AGILE}\\\hline \text{HUG} & \text{EMBRACE}\\\hline \text{LUG} & \text{HAUL}\\\hline \text{NUDGE} & \text{PROD}\\\hline \text{FLOUNDER} & \text{FLAIL}\\\hline \text{RIG} & \text{APPARATUS}\\\hline \end{array}$$

CSV Version:

Nowerk Words™,Not Nowerk Words™
COG,PRONG
SNUG,TIGHT
MAELSTROM,WHIRLPOOL
COZY,COMFORTABLE
SPRY,AGILE
HUG,EMBRACE
LUG,HAUL
NUDGE,PROD
FLOUNDER,FLAIL
RIG,APPARATUS


These are not the only examples of Nowerk Words™, a few more exist.

An Enigmatic Hint:

Counter Counter Counter

The solution to the enigmatic hint:

The hint above is supposed to mean center counter, a chess opening.

• Perfect! $\!\!$ – suomynonA Feb 9 '17 at 0:52