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50 Words That Start With X That Will Make You Xany

X marks the spot on these words! Sadly, words that start with the letter X are quite rare. It is crazy to think that words that start with X make up around 0.02 percent of words in the dictionary! Read on to learn some new words and impress yourself with words you already know.

X

(v) meaning to cross out a single letter

X- Division

(n) Victorian slang for criminals and pickpockets

Xaern

(v) to enjoy something so much you begin to hate how much you enjoy it

Words That Start With X

Xanthopetal

(n) a flower with yellow petals

Xanthoriatic

(adj) not that smart in one area, but good at everything else

Xanthosis

(n) a yellow discoloration of the skin

Xany

(adj) wild; overly energetic

Xaroncharoo

(adj) brilliant, evil, and insane

Xboba

(adj) tracing back and meaning from ancient times

Xenacious

(adj) yearning for change

Xenagogy

(n) a guidebook  

Xenial

(adj) used to describe a friendly relationship between two parties

Xeniatrophobia

(n) the fear of seeing doctors you don’t know

Xenitis

(n)  a mix of the flu and common cold

Xenization

(n) 19th century word meaning “the act of traveling as a stranger”

Xenocracy

(n) a government formed by foreigners or outsiders

Xenodocheionology

(n) the lore of hotels and inns  

Xenodochy

(n) an attitude of kindness to strangers

Xenoglossy

(n) the ability to speak a language that you’ve apparently never learnt

Xenobiology

(n) the study of extraterrestrial life forms

Xenology

(n) the scientific study of extraterrestrial phenomena

Xenomania

(n) an enthusiasm or fondness of anything or anyone foreign

Xenomonophobia

(n) fear of foreign currency

Xenomorph

(n) something unusually or irregularly shaped

Xenophobia

(n) fear of people from other countries

Xerothermic

(adj) a term used to describe an environment that is hot and dry

Xenotransplantation

(n) transplanting organic matter from a non-human into a human

Xer-

(prefix) meaning just a little

Xeric

(adj) a term used to describe a really dry environment

Xerlo

(n) a person’s place of things they keep at their place

Xerochilia

(n) medical name for dry lips

Xerocopy

(n) a photocopy of a document

Xerostomia

(n) medical name for a dry mouth

Xesturgy

(n) the process of polishing

Xilinous

(adj) something that resembles or feels like cotton

Xiphias

(n) a sword-like fish

Xiphoid

(adj) something that resembles a sword

Xoanon

(n) a carved idol of a deity

Xoompin

(v) to drive over bumps on the road

Xper

(v) to show how much of an expert you are at something

Xylanthrax

(n) an old name for charcoal

Xylographer

(n) a wood engraver

Xyloid

(adj) something described as woody

Xylopolist

(n) a 17th century name for a timber merchant

Xylotomous

(adj) anyone/anything particularly good at wood cutting

Xyresic

(n) razor-sharp

Xyrophobia

(n) a fear of being close to or touching sharp objects

Xysteild

(n) a plain area of dead grass

Xystus

(n) a type of covered walkway

X.Y.Z.

(n) a 19th century slang name for a journalist who takes on any work going on TC mark

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