# A combination of an itemized list and a table

Consider the following document with an itemized list with two words per item:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item arbitrary, archipelago
\item bug, bit
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


This prints as follows:

I would like the second word on every item row to be a fixed distance apart, so that the outcome will look like this:

I can accomplish this effect with \hspace:

\item arbitrary,\hspace{4.2cm}archipelago
\item bug,\hspace{5cm}bit


but this is too much work and unwieldy, as the spaces need to be tailored for every combination of words.

I can use a table with textbullet:

\begin{tabular}{l@{\hskip 4cm}l}
\textbullet\ arbitrary, & archipelago \\
\textbullet\ bug, & bit \\
\end{tabular}


but the formatting is not the same as a list:

Note the distance of the bullet points from the left margin, the distance between the bullet points and the beginning of the text, and the distance between the rows.

• \begin{tabular}{ @{} l@{\hskip 4cm}l} \textbullet\ arbitrary, & archipelago \\ \textbullet\ bug, & bit \\ \end{tabular} ? – Zarko Oct 4 '18 at 8:44
• @Zarko: This solution does not quite look like an itemized list. See the last paragraph in the post. – Evan Aad Oct 4 '18 at 8:48
• than increase space after \textbulet or nest itemize in the table. – Zarko Oct 4 '18 at 8:51

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{listliketab}
\begin{document}

A tabular

\storestyleof{itemize}
\begin{listliketab}
\begin{tabular}{Lll}
\textbullet& arbitrary, & archipelago \\
\textbullet& bug,       & bit \\
\end{tabular}
\end{listliketab}

A list

\begin{itemize}
\item arbitrary
\item bug
\end{itemize}
\end{document}