Word for Wednesday: Three X's

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This weeks post will arm you with more than just the one ‘word beginning with X’ – we’ve all done it, just about the only word we can muster when posed with that question is 'xylophone', maybe a handful more at the most.

In fact, there are hundreds of words in our language beginning with ‘x’ just waiting to be unearthed and introduced into your vocabulary!

We’ll start off by looking at three of the more commonly used ‘x-words’ as you may find them useful in everyday life.

Xenophobia
The intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.’ Its antonym is also used although, sadly, less frequently: ‘xenophilia’ is the affection one might have for unknown people or objects.

Xanthic
This fancy looking word is used to describe something that is yellow or yellow-ish in colour.

Xylology
The prefix ‘Xylo’ is used for words pertaining to wood. ‘Xylology’ is the study of wood.

We hope this has prepared you better for the inevitable ‘x’ question; if not, you’ve gained a few more high-scoring words for Scrabble!


20 Aug 2014
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