While considering what to write about for the X-day on the A - Z Blogging Challenge, I came across loads of X-words I'd never heard of. For fun, I tried to use them in (very simple) sentences to see how it felt. While they don't exactly roll off the tongue, it was an interesting exercise, though I doubt I'd ever use these words in real life. See if you can weave a few X-words into your daily vocabulary.
1) Xenodochial - hospitable; kindly to strangers
We liked going to Betty's house, she was always xenodochial.
2) Xanthic - yellow; yellowish
Bill shouldn't have eaten those peanuts, now he looks xanthic.
3) Xenodocheionology - love of hotels
England is the best place to indulge my xenodocheionology.
4) Xebec - small three-masted pirate ship
That almost looks like a xebec in the harbor.
5) Xylopolist - one who sells wood
My dad made a good living as a xylopolist.
6) Xerothermic - dry and hot
Arizona is nice but I find it a bit xerothermic.
7) Xenophobia - fear of foreigners
Jane can't visit France due to her extreme xenophobia.
8) Xanthippe - ill-tempered woman
We avoided Modine at all costs, she was truly a xanthippe.
9) Xenium - gift made to a guest or ambassador; any compulsory gift
After our visit, a xenium was offered.
10) Xerasia - abnormal dryness of the hair
This was my third deep conditioning treatment and I still suffer from xerasia.
Source: The Phrontistery