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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 Human Word™.
Use the following examples below to find the rule.

Human Words™ Not Human Words™
PARITY EQUALITY
MAXIMUM MINIMUM
INCURIOUS CURIOUS
PALACE CASTLE
MALL HALL
LUMBER WOOD
CAPITAL EXPENSE
PATENT PROPRIETARY
TRAPDOOR TURNSTILE
METADATA INDEX

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

Human Words™,Not Human Words™
PARITY,EQUALITY 
MAXIMUM,MINIMUM 
INCURIOUS,CURIOUS 
PALACE,CASTLE 
MALL,HALL 
LUMBER,WOOD 
CAPITAL,EXPENSE 
PATENT,PROPRIETARY 
TRAPDOOR,TURNSTILE 
METADATA,INDEX 

Hint 1:

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    $\begingroup$ CSV version: hALL small letter h intended? $\endgroup$ Aug 8, 2019 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ Oops, typo fixed thanks~ $\endgroup$
    – Conifers
    Aug 8, 2019 at 15:38

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A Human Word is a word where:

The first 4 letters also begin the name of one or more bones in the human body.

Like so:

PARITY = PARIetal
MAXIMUM = MAXIlla
INCURIOUS = INCUs
PALACE = PALAtine
MALL = MALLeus
LUMBER = LUMBar (vertebrae)
CAPITAL = CAPItate
PATENT = PATElla
TRAPDOOR = TRAPezium / TRAPezoid
METADATA = METAtarsal/METAcarpal

The hint was helpful, as:

'Tissue' got me thinking about other components of the human body, leading me to bones.

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Vs gur cnggrea vf bayl gur svefg guerr yrggref, UHZna == UHZrehf.) $\endgroup$ Aug 9, 2019 at 18:34

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