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Like is a sacred word, but Cart is not.
Eat is a sacred word, but Or is not.
Table is a sacred word, but Ukulele is not.
Technique is a sacred word, but Nuzzled is not.
Everyone is a sacred word, but Token is not.
Rap is a sacred word, but Si is not.

What is a Sacred Word?

Bonus: Can you solve the hidden riddle?

QuatumTwinkie's answer is the first step of the hidden riddle

Hint 1:

Look at the physical word, not its meaning.

Hint 2:

Some words could change depending on capitalization, and cursive, but not font (Unless it is wacky)

Hint 3:

You need to count

Hint 4:

Counter is a sacred word

Hint 5:

Hole is a sacred word

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  • $\begingroup$ What's Si here? $\endgroup$
    – m4n0
    Commented Jul 15, 2018 at 7:45
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    $\begingroup$ Did you "si" the hint? Hahahahahah $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 15, 2018 at 15:07
  • $\begingroup$ Hahahahahahahah. $\endgroup$
    – m4n0
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 14:52
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    $\begingroup$ Based on hint 2, could it also (rot13) punatr onfrq ba sbag? $\endgroup$
    – DqwertyC
    Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 21:31
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    $\begingroup$ As per my answer below, could you clarify in your hints which hint applies to which riddle in this puzzle? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 22:24

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I noticed that

The first letters of the sacred words spell LETTER, and the non-sacred word spell COUNTS.

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  • $\begingroup$ You still didn't answer any of the questions, though $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 14:33
  • $\begingroup$ I am guessing that this is the hidden riddle. $\endgroup$
    – Goose
    Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 14:52
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    $\begingroup$ That is a clue to the hidden riddle $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 10, 2018 at 16:00
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A sacred word is a word where,

The letters added up via their ascii code value, and then added separately would contain a two. I found two exceptions to this, however.

Like is a sacred word, but Cart is not.

Like has a value of 389, which when added = 20. Cart has a value of 394 = 16.

Eat is a sacred word, but Or is not.

Eat has a value of 282 = 12. Or has a value of 193 = 13.

Table is a sacred word, but Ultimate is not.

Table has a value of 488 = 20. Ultimate has a value of 837 = 18.

Technique is a sacred word, but Nuzzled is not.

This one is a contradiction to this theory. Technique has a value of 934 = 16. Ultimate has a value of 748 = 19.

Everyone is a sacred word, but Token is not.

Everyone has a value of 845 = 19, which is another contradiction. Token has a value of 513 = 9.

Rap is a sacred word, but Si is not.

Rap has a value of 291 = 12. Si has a value of 188 = 17.

This is literally the only connection I could find for this and as QuantumTwinkie found out, it spells out

LETTER COUNTS

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice work, but this is not close. (Read the hints) $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 22:08
  • $\begingroup$ @PotatoLatte, I did read the hints. This changes based on capitalization and required me to count. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 22:09
  • $\begingroup$ Ah. The "Letter Counts" is for the hidden riddle. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 9, 2018 at 22:11
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2nd Attempt: I found it (I think)!

Sacred words are words that require even number of strokes to create
Like requires 8 strokes, whereas Cart requires 7.
Eat requires 8 strokes, where Or requires 3.
Table requires 8 strokes, where Ultimate requires 13.
Technique requires 14 strokes, where Nuzzled requires 15.
Everyone requires 14 strokes, where Token requires 9.
Finally, Rap requires 6 strokes, and Si requires 3.
On the hints, this is why it's important to look at capitalization and cursive letters, because this changes based on it. On the last hint, Counter requires 10 strokes.

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  • $\begingroup$ Close, but it doesn't change based on cursive. Think about the Big Hint. If it were this, I would count the letter "e" as 2 strokes $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 10, 2018 at 22:05
  • $\begingroup$ @PotatoLatte, really? I write it with one... :| $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 10, 2018 at 22:07
  • $\begingroup$ But do you write L with 2 and a with 3? (And So On) $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 10, 2018 at 22:56
  • $\begingroup$ @PotatoLatte, Good point. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 10, 2018 at 22:57
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I think this is the bonus riddle

Thanks to @QuantumTwinkie, we know that

The first letters of the sacred words spell LETTER, and the non-sacred word spell COUNTS.

So

By adding the number of letters in each row for the sacred and non-sacred word and using A1Z26, we get 'HELPME'

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the bonus riddle, congrats! (I'm sort of more looking for the main riddle, but... :P) $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 12, 2018 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ @PotatoLatte of course. Will this help solve the main riddle in any way or are they completely unrelated? $\endgroup$
    – obl
    Commented Oct 12, 2018 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ Completely unrelated, I just decided to do something for fun because who doesn't like multiple riddles in one? $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 13, 2018 at 1:51

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