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Apr 25, 2007
This week's theme
Words having vowels aeiou once and only once, and in order

This week's words
abstemious
caesious
anemious
facetious
annelidous
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anemious

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anemious (uh-NEE-mi-uhs)

adjective: Growing in windy conditions.

[From Greek anemos (wind).]

"By late afternoon the light that washed over the garden turned it into a lake of gold, with islands of shadow; the blown lilies, the long tendrils of roses and the anemious grasses streamed like plants that grow in water."
Edith Pope; River in the Wind; Scribner; 1954.

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