Abraham and Levi are two friends who like many of the same things, but sometimes their preferences can diverge. Given the examples below, determine what governs their curious differences of opinion.
While Abraham enjoys DRAMA, only Levi likes THEATER.
Abraham prefers ART, but Levi chooses TECHNOLOGY.
Abraham likes an ICONOCLAST; Levi would rather an IDEOLOGUE.
Abraham fancies a HOMEOPATH whereas Levi would pick an ASTROLOGER.
Abraham favors PERIODS. (Levi prefers PARENTHESES.) 1
Abraham is a fan of IRONY and SARCASM, but SATIRE and FARCE are Levi’s inclination.
Although Abraham is partial to SCIENCE, only Levi appreciates ZOOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, and ECOLOGY.
PARABOLAS, LOGARITHMS, and ASYMPTOTES all interest Abraham, but Levi is the MATH lover.
(Note that Abraham and Levi are both quite fussy, and as such, there are many things which neither friend likes.)
Here are the example items as CSV, which Levi was kind enough to alphabetize for me:
art, asymptote, drama, homeopath, iconoclast, irony, logarithm, parabola, period, sarcasm, science astrologer, chemistry, ecology, farce, ideologue, math, parentheses, technology, theater, satire, zoology
1. In some spoilery comments below @greysaff's answer, some users have argued that Levi also likes the period…though I would argue Abraham likes it approximately 5 times as much.
There are many subjects Abraham and Levi both enjoy, such as history, geography, and electricity (though only Abraham likes magnetism). They also both appreciate numerals, cycles, and graphs.
Hint 2 (this is probably a bigger hint, so view with care!):
Some of Abraham’s favorite books are Angels & Demons, Don Quixote, and the dialogues of Socrates and Plato. He also likes reading horror and poetry (his favorite poet is Sappho). Levi enjoys reading biographies, mythologies, allegories, and the Bible.
Hint 3 (this probably won't help much with the solve, but these terrible puns popped into my head and so now you've all got to suffer with me):
If each friend were to post the things he likes as a conventional What is a Word™ puzzle in the style of JLee, Abraham might call the things he likes Frozen Words™ and Levi might call his Julian Words™.