For most writers using words beginning with ‘x’ have never been at the top of their list. Words beginning with x are the least used words by writers. Who can blame them? When we can only expect 0.02% of the words in the dictionary to be listed under ‘x’. If you were told to think of at least 10 words beginning with x, what would you say? X-ray, xylophone, anything else? These are likely to be the common words that you are taught as a kid, but did you know that there are around 400 ‘x’ words in the Oxford English Dictionary today? It’s time to start improving your vocabulary with these 12 words beginning with X and how they can be used in a sentence:
Words beginning with X:
1. X: As a verb it can mean to cross out or delete something.
Sentence: I will have to x out this mistake you made on your application.
2. Xenophobia: A fear of strangers or something that is foreign.
Sentence: Anyone who has issues with immigration, clearly suffers from xenophobia.
3. Xenial: Adjective used to describe a friendly relationship between a host and their guests.
Sentence: He came across very xenial at the party last night.
4. Xylography: The art of engraving on wood.
Sentence: In the 18th century, xylography was a commendable career choice.
5. Xanthippe: The wife of Socrates, also referring to an ill-tempered lady.
Sentence: The house is going down, whether ‘Xanthippe’ over there likes it or not!
6. Xenomorphic: Having an unusual or strange form.
Sentence: Who knew, something so xenomorphic could be so beautiful?
7. Xylophonic: Describing the sound made by xylophones.
Sentence: There was a strange xylophonic sound coming from the basement.
8. Xilinous: Something that feels or resembles cotton.
Sentence: It’s lovely to see a xilinous industry like this thriving again.
9. Xanthic: Adjective describing something as yellow or yellowish.
Sentence: Despite their efforts to paint the fence brown, it still has a xanthic hue.
10. Xiphophyllous: Having sword-shaped like leaves.
Sentence: The mountains formed a xiphophyllous figure from afar.
11. Xenodochial: Being friendly to strangers.
Sentence: A shop keeper must at all times be xenodochial to be able to deal with difficult customers.
12. Xerothermic: An adjective used to describe dry and hot climates.
Sentence: A xerothermic climate is perfect for plants, such as the cacti.
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