Ascending words are the words which its letter are written in ascending order.
Each clues below, refers to an ascending word.
Example : Type of meat = "beef".
If we sort the letters [b,e,e,f], the result is the same order "beef".
What are the intended words ?
Then find the last hidden word form these words.

  • out of fashion
  • dialect
  • Similar to Bright
  • inquisitive
  • One who is playfully mischievous
  • a number between 10 and 100
  • a kind of hotel
  • a dynasty of China
  • a kind of fish
  • neither
  • a monetary unit
  • void
up vote 13 down vote accepted

Out of fashion

Moot? Mossy

A dynasty of china

Chou (alternate spelling for zhou dynasty)

A kind of fish

Dory this fits, but eel works better for the meta answer.

Similar to bright

Glowy

Using the answers provided by everyone, we get:

MOSSY
ACCENT
GLOWY / GLOSSY
NOSY
IMP
FORTY
INN
CHOU
EEL
NOR
CENT
EMPTY

Picking the first letter of each word, it looks like the secret hint is Magnificence.

And my answer to that would be

Glory

  • I can't see how moot fits (by the definition I know it by, anyway). Would you mind giving, idk, a sentence? :P – Asteria Feb 13 at 8:33
  • @Asteria : You are right, moot is not the correct word, there is another word with initial M fit better. – Jamal Senjaya Feb 13 at 9:18
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    Ah, dang. I had to use a script to find out all eligible m words and google their definition one by one before i finally found the correct answer. I seriously never heard of that word being used that way :P – votbear Feb 13 at 10:27

Augh, looks like @Votbear posted almost an identical answer while I was working on this. (Yes, it took more than an hour..) This answer adds almost nothing to it.

The final answer is most likely

Glory

It's formed by taking the first letters from these words and interpreting them as a clue

 out of fashion                   - Mossy
 dialect                          - Accent
 Similar to Bright                - Glowy
 inquisitive                      - Nosy 
 One who is playfully mischievous - Imp
 a number between 10 and 100      - Forty
 a kind of hotel                  - Inn
 a dynasty of China               - Ching (Wade-Giles romanization of Qing)
 a kind of fish                   - Eels
 neither                          - Nor
 a monetary unit                  - Cent
 void                             - Empty
 

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    At last all the clue answered well. – Jamal Senjaya Feb 13 at 10:17

Partial Answer

dialect:

accent

inquisitive:

nosy

hotel:

inn

fish:

eel

  • Ooh, good ones! (Though I think you're missing a ! in your spoiler tags :) – puzzledPig Feb 13 at 3:14

A number between 10 and 100:

forty

A dynasty of China:

Chin

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    Isn't it "Qin"? – mestackoverflow Feb 13 at 6:43
  • @mestackoverflow alternate spelling. :-) – Hellion Feb 13 at 14:51
  • Oh ok. (Here are more words to reach the minimum amount) – mestackoverflow Feb 14 at 11:12

Partial answer (being updated as I think of more):

Inquisitive

nosy

One who is playfully mischievous

imp

Neither

nor

Void

empty

Partial Answer
a monetary unit

Cent

Similar to Bright

aglow

I have an alternate guess for this,

Similar to Bright

Glossy

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