Here we are, so close we can see the Z looming in the distance. ;-) The X page at The Phrontistery is full of interesting words for writers.
xenomancy- divination using strangers
xenoglossia- a person's knowledge of a language never studied
xiphoid- sword shaped
xoanon- primitive wooden statue overlaid with ivory and gold
- having a form not its own
xenogenesis- generation of offspring entirely unlike the parent
- of a disease, derived from an individual of a different species
xenagogue- guide; someone who conducts strangers
Looks like inspiration for a scifi story, or even fanstasy.
Although it's fun to peruse words we don't use everyday, or even in a lifetime, The Phrontistery site is a useful resource for writers--and anyone who enjoys etymology.
I wanted to write about this for "P", but needed to do a profile post. ~sigh~ but this worked to squeeze it in. ;-)
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