Can I buy a vowel?

Great theme for this week’s A.Word.A.Day mailing list. The theme was:

Words having vowels aeiou once and only once, and in order.

The words were:

  • annelidous – of or relating to worms
  • facetious – Jocular or humorous, often inappropriately
  • anemious – Growing in windy conditions
  • caesious – Bluish or grayish green
  • abstemious – Sparing, especially in matters of eating and drinking

Much to my chagrin, I know only two of the words (“facetious” and “abstemious”). And as strausmouse will point out, I would likely misspell all five of them.