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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 a Fade Word™.
Use the following examples below to find the rule.

$$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % increase Pad value only if your entries are longer than the title bar. % \def\Pad{\P{0.0}} \def\Title{\textbf{ Fade }} % \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\Title\textbf{Words}^{\;\!™}\Pad}\def\NT{\Pad\textbf{Not}\T\ }\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[yellow]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2019.05.15}\S{6px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\Pad\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\Pad\T&\NT\\\hline % \text{ WHITE }&\text{ BLACK }\\ \hline \text{ ORANGE }&\text{ PLUM }\\ \hline \text{ SALMON }&\text{ TEAL }\\ \hline \text{ TOMATO }&\text{ OLIVE }\\ \hline \text{ LAVENDER }&\text{ ORCHID }\\ \hline \text{ WHEAT }&\text{ CHOCOLATE }\\ \hline \text{ THISTLE }&\text{ VIOLET }\\ \hline \text{ SEASHELL }&\text{ NAVY }\\ \hline \text{ GOLD }&\text{ SILVER }\\ \hline \text{ LINEN }&\text{ SIENNA }\\ \hline \end{array}$$

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

Fade Words™,Not Fade Words™
WHITE,BLACK
ORANGE,PLUM
SALMON,TEAL
TOMATO,OLIVE
LAVENDER,ORCHID
WHEAT,CHOCOLATE
THISTLE,VIOLET
SEASHELL,NAVY
GOLD,SILVER
LINEN,SIENNA

Hint 1:

FADE

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A Fade Word™ is

An X11 color name with an F anywhere in its three hex values

As shown by

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Incidentally

Many of the words also happen to align with the rule that their R, G, and B values are in descending order, but not all of them

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    $\begingroup$ You've identified the "F"ade colors :P $\endgroup$ – Conifers Aug 1 at 5:13

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