Have you ever heard of Wordsmith? is a worldwide online community of some half-million readers who share a love for words, wordplay, language, and literature. They hail from Australia to Zimbabwe and almost all other places in between.

One of my favourite services that they offer is A.Word.A.Day, which sends you a new word every day by email, along with background information and also a daily quotation. Usually the words for the week are chosen around a theme. This week’s theme was rather cool: words having vowels aeiou once and only once, and in order. Which include the following:

  • abstemious
  • caesious
  • anemious
  • facetious
  • annelidous

Can you think of any others?