‘Upwords’ and ‘Downwords’

Running a simple script over a file containing a list of basic English words revealed the following (strict) ‘upwords’ and ‘downwords’, i.e. words with alphabetically or reverse-alphabetically ordered letters.

+ abet
+ abhor
+ abhors
+ ably
+ abort
+ acer
+ aces
+ achy
+ adept
+ adopt
+ aegis
+ aglow
+ ahoy
+ ails
+ aims
+ airs
+ airy
+ almost
+ alms
+ amps
+ arty
+ befit
+ begin
+ begins
+ begot
+ begs
+ below
+ belt
+ bely
+ bent
+ best
+ bevy
+ bijou
+ bijoux
+ bins
+ biopsy
+ blot
+ blow
+ blowy
+ bops
+ boxy
+ cent
+ cert
+ chimp
+ chimps
+ chin
+ chino
+ chinos
+ chins
+ chintz
+ chip
+ chips
+ chit
+ chop
+ chops
+ chow
+ city
+ clop
+ clops
+ clot
+ cloy
+ cops
+ copy
+ cost
+ cosy
+ crux
+ deft
+ defy
+ deist
+ deity
+ demo
+ dens
+ dent
+ deny
+ dewy
+ dhow
+ dims
+ dins
+ dint
+ dips
+ dirt
+ dirty
+ ditz
+ dory
+ dost
+ egos
+ elms
+ empt
+ empty
+ envy
+ erst
+ film
+ films
+ filmy
+ fins
+ firs
+ first
+ fist
+ flop
+ flops
+ flow
+ flux
+ fops
+ fort
+ forty
+ foxy
+ ghost
+ gilt
+ gimp
+ gimps
+ gimpy
+ gins
+ gipsy
+ girt
+ gist
+ glory
+ glow
+ gory
+ hilt
+ hint
+ hips
+ hist
+ hops
+ host
+ imps
+ inst
+ knot
+ know
– lied
– life
+ lops
+ lost
– mica
+ mops
+ mopy
+ mort
+ most
+ nosy
– pica
– pied
– plea
– pleb
– plied
– poke
– poked
– pole
– poled
– polka
– pond
– pone
– pong
– ponged
– rhea
– rife
– role
– shed
– skid
– skied
– sled
– slid
– soda
– sofa
– sold
– sole
– soled
– solid
– soma
– some
– song
– sonic
– sped
– spied
– spoke
– spoked
– sponge
– sponged
– tied
– toed
– toga
– told
– tomb
– tome
– tone
– toned
– tong
– tonic
– tried
– trig
– trod
– unfed
– upon
– urea
– urge
– urged
– uric
– used
– vied
– void
– vole
– wife
– woke
– wold
– wolf
– wolfed
– womb
– wrong
– wronged
– yoga
– yoke
– yoked
– yolk
– zone
– zoned
– zonked

+ abet
+ abhor
+ abhors
+ ably
+ abort
+ acer
+ aces
+ achy
+ adept
+ adopt
+ aegis
+ aglow
+ ahoy
+ ails
+ aims
+ airs
+ airy
+ almost
+ alms
+ amps
+ arty
+ befit
+ begin
+ begins
+ begot
+ begs
+ below
+ belt
+ bely
+ bent
+ best
+ bevy
+ bijou
+ bijoux
+ bins
+ biopsy
+ blot
+ blow
+ blowy
+ bops
+ boxy
+ cent
+ cert
+ chimp
+ chimps
+ chin
+ chino
+ chinos
+ chins
+ chintz
+ chip
+ chips
+ chit
+ chop
+ chops
+ chow
+ city
+ clop
+ clops
+ clot
+ cloy
+ cops
+ copy
+ cost
+ cosy
+ crux
+ deft
+ defy
+ deist
+ deity
+ demo
+ dens
+ dent
+ deny
+ dewy
+ dhow
+ dims
+ dins
+ dint
+ dips
+ dirt
+ dirty
+ ditz
+ dory
+ dost
+ egos
+ elms
+ empt
+ empty
+ envy
+ erst
+ film
+ films
+ filmy
+ fins
+ firs
+ first
+ fist
+ flop
+ flops
+ flow
+ flux
+ fops
+ fort
+ forty
+ foxy
+ ghost
+ gilt
+ gimp
+ gimps
+ gimpy
+ gins
+ gipsy
+ girt
+ gist
+ glory
+ glow
+ gory
+ hilt
+ hint
+ hips
+ hist
+ hops
+ host
+ imps
+ inst
+ knot
+ know
– lied
– life
+ lops
+ lost
– mica
+ mops
+ mopy
+ mort
+ most
+ nosy
– pica
– pied
– plea
– pleb
– plied
– poke
– poked
– pole
– poled
– polka
– pond
– pone
– pong
– ponged
– rhea
– rife
– role
– shed
– skid
– skied
– sled
– slid
– soda
– sofa
– sold
– sole
– soled
– solid
– soma
– some
– song
– sonic
– sped
– spied
– spoke
– spoked
– sponge
– sponged
– tied
– toed
– toga
– told
– tomb
– tome
– tone
– toned
– tong
– tonic
– tried
– trig
– trod
– unfed
– upon
– urea
– urge
– urged
– uric
– used
– vied
– void
– vole
– wife
– woke
– wold
– wolf
– wolfed
– womb
– wrong
– wronged
– yoga
– yoke
– yoked
– yolk
– zone
– zoned
– zonked

 

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