Coffee Break: Connect the Boxes

Otis

Senior Member
Both arrangements below contain ten boxed letters. With each of them, start at the bottom $$\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{I}}$$ and move through adjacent boxes to spell out a common 10-letter word. You may move in any linear direction that works, but you may not skip or revisit any box. What are the two words?

 $$\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{T}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{E}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{E}}$$ $$\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{D}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{R}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{S}}$$ $$\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{N}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{I}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{C}}$$ $$\;\quad\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{I}}$$ $$\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{E}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{S}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{E}}$$ $$\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{D}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{N}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{C}}$$ $$\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{T}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{I}}\,\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{R}}$$ $$\;\quad\bbox[5px,border:2px solid green]{\texttt{I}}$$

ksdhart2

Senior Member
The first one is INDISCRETE and the second one is IRIDESCENT.

Otis

Senior Member
You got 'em, Kevin.