Coffee Break: Lesser Common Words?

Otis

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Got this from an acquaintance (paraphrased). It takes twenty letters, to write four common 5-letter words. In this puzzle, you're allowed only ten letters from the alphabet, but you get to use each of them twice. As you can see below, some positions have been filled in for you -- revealing seven of the ten allowable letters. Can you complete the puzzle? Reference material(s) not permitted.

A ⬚ ⬚ ⬚ E
G
ZO
D
UD
O
⬚ ⬚ ⬚ A


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Harry_the_cat

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Too easy!
*AZURE
GIZMO
DRUID
OMEGA
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Dr.Peterson

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I got the same answer. Can anyone prove uniqueness?
 

Otis

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Too easy!
AZURE
GIZMO
DRUID
OMEGA
You got it bueno! 🥇

I like the occasional easy puzzle, yet this relatively-easy one still took me 10+ minutes to reason through. (I suppose GIZMO and DRUID are common words, but it took me awhile to think of them.) You are well read!

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Otis

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… Can anyone prove uniqueness?
I'm not sure how, without using reference material, so I tried a couple of those Scrabble-type word sites.

Only two words are listed (at some word reference sites) that fit the G-Z-O template: GAZOO and GIZMO. Two 'A's and 'O's were already revealed in the puzzle, so GAZOO is out.

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