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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Trending Word™.
Use the following examples below to find the rule.

Trending Words™ Not Trending Words™
JUDO KEY
WHO IRK
BURN EAT
MUD TALK
UNITE TIDY
PURE TOO
GLOAT HAPPY
MUCH LEND
HI LIKE
QUOTE SAY
DIE SHRUG
BAE SHAME
FUCHSIA SNOW
NOTE GRAPE
QUIT VAN
WOE PERF
WHOA FLAME
VAT TRUMP

And, if you want to analyse, here is a CSV version:

Trending Words™,Not Trending Words™
JUDO,KEY
WHO,IRK
BURN,EAT
MUD,TALK
UNITE,TIDY
PURE,TOO
GLOAT,HAPPY
MUCH,LEND
HI,LIKE
QUOTE,SAY
DIE,SHRUG
BAE,SHAME
FUCHSIA,SNOW
NOTE,GRAPE
QUIT,VAN
WOE,PERF
WHOA,FLAME
VAT,TRUMP
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A word is a Trending Word™ if

The letters of the word are in increasing order of frequency, using the list of letters at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_frequency.

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  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps the @Jezzamon could decide whether "soot" is a Trending Word™. $\endgroup$
    – Miff
    Nov 17 '16 at 10:20
  • $\begingroup$ You got it! I chose to limit examples to words that were 'strictly' trending, so that wouldn't include soot. $\endgroup$
    – Jezzamon
    Nov 17 '16 at 10:22

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