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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 certain rule, I call it a Green Word™. Use the following examples to find the rule:

$$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % increase Pad value only if your entries are longer than the title bar. % \def\Pad{\P{0.0}} \def\Title{\textbf{ Green }} % \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\ \def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\Title\textbf{Words }^™\Pad}\def\NT{\Pad\textbf{Not}\T\ }\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[yellow]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2017.02.04}\S{6px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\Pad\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\Pad\T&\NT\\\hline % \text{BASKETBALL}&\text{SOLITAIRE}\\ \hline \text{CATCH}&\text{APPRECIATE}\\ \hline \text{WEST}&\text{EAST}\\ \hline \text{NAME}&\text{AGE}\\ \hline \text{ATTACH}&\text{SPARE}\\ \hline \text{LOVE}&\text{CABRIOLETS}\\ \hline \text{ANARCHY}&\text{TITLE}\\ \hline \text{CRY}&\text{GLAD}\\ \hline \text{FLEXIBLE}&\text{OBJECT}\\ \hline \text{JOKER}&\text{LOLLIPOP}\\ \hline \end{array}$$

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    $\begingroup$ 7 upvotes and a reputation of 777, and my lucky number is 7. I like this post! $\endgroup$ – ibrahim mahrir Jan 10 '18 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ @ibrahimmahrir Glad to hear that :) $\endgroup$ – ran Jan 10 '18 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ @ibrahimmahrir ...but if you like it, there will be 8 upvotes :( $\endgroup$ – Tamás Sengel Jan 10 '18 at 21:15
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    $\begingroup$ @the4kman Well, how could you be so sure that the 7th isn't mine? $\endgroup$ – ibrahim mahrir Jan 10 '18 at 21:32
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I'm not sure if this is correct, but

It seems to me that all the words on the left side have atleast one letter in the word that has an opening at the top. Like a cup for rain. The Y, H,V, M, N, K, X. Or perhaps that is just a clue to what the real rule is. All the words on the right exclude these letters.

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    $\begingroup$ @padawan I don't think so $\endgroup$ – Jay Jan 10 '18 at 13:06
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    $\begingroup$ Very good. For what it's worth, ENVY has three open-top letters and a connection to green. (No "real" vowels have open tops, but HYMN and WHY are words that are made up exclusively of such letters.) $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Jan 10 '18 at 13:46
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    $\begingroup$ @MOehm Wouldn't you say that U has an open top though? So that might could be used to make more words. $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Jan 10 '18 at 13:50
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    $\begingroup$ @ran Thanks! I am curious though, why did you choose the word Green to describe it? $\endgroup$ – Sensoray Jan 10 '18 at 15:37
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    $\begingroup$ Green means eco-friendly. Rainwater harvesting can be connected to this which is a method to protect our nature. :) $\endgroup$ – ran Jan 10 '18 at 15:43

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