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In the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee.


If a word conforms to a specific pattern, I call it a Dominant Word™. Use the words below to figure out the pattern!
(Pardon the formatting, I haven't figured out how to use the popular template)

Dominant Words™ Not Dominant Words™
MEOW BARK
COMMUNE GATHER
VOID ABYSS
COUNTRY JAZZ
MELT FREEZE
TEXTILE PANTS
KING QUEEN
NOODLE WONTON


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

Dominant Words™,Not Dominant Words™
MEOW,BARK
COMMUNE,GATHER
VOID,ABYSS
COUNTRY,JAZZ
MELT,FREEZE
TEXTILE,PANTS
KING,QUEEN
NOODLE,WONTON

Explain the pattern and the question title as well!

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A Dominant Word:

Contains at least one letter which is also a Roman numeral (I, V, X, L, C, D, M).

Like so:

MEOW, COMMUNE, VOID, COUNTRY, MELT, TEXTILE, KING, NOODLE

As for the name:

This may potentially reference the dominance of the Roman Empire, historically speaking. Furthermore, DOMINANT follows the rule itself...

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  • $\begingroup$ you're prompt and accurate! $\endgroup$
    – Luke
    Aug 8, 2019 at 16:40
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    $\begingroup$ @Luke Well, if I'd missed this one I'd have been LIVID ;-) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Aug 8, 2019 at 16:41

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