Words whose third letter is X
Dexterity(n.) Readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts; as, dexterity with the chisel.
Dextrin(n.) A translucent, gummy, amorphous substance, nearly tasteless and odorless, used as a substitute for gum, for sizing, etc., and obtained from starch by the action of heat, acids, or diastase. It is of somewhat variable composition, containing several carbohydrates which change easily to their respective varieties of sugar. It is so named from its rotating the plane of polarization to the right; -- called also British gum, Alsace gum, gommelin, leiocome, etc.
Hexad(n.) An atom whose valence is six, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, six monad atoms or radicals; as, sulphur is a hexad in sulphuric acid. Also used as an adjective.
Hexaphyllous(a.) Having six leaves or leaflets.
Lexical(a.) Of or pertaining to a lexicon, to lexicography, or words; according or conforming to a lexicon.
Lexicographer(n.) The author or compiler of a lexicon or dictionary.
Lexicographic(a.) Alt. of Lexicographical
Lexicographical(a.) Of or pertaining to, or according to, lexicography.
Lexicographist(n.) A lexicographer.
Lexicography(n.) The art, process, or occupation of making a lexicon or dictionary; the principles which are applied in making dictionaries.
Lexicon(n.) A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language or of a considerable number of them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially, a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.
Lexigraphic(a.) Of or pertaining to lexigraphy.
Lexigraphy(n.) The art or practice of defining words; definition of words.
Lexiphanic(a.) Using, or interlarded with, pretentious words; bombastic; as, a lexiphanic writer or speaker; lexiphanic writing.
Lexiphanicism(n.) The use of pretentious words, language, or style.
Lexipharmic(a.) See Alexipharmic.
Maxim(n.) An established principle or proposition; a condensed proposition of important practical truth; an axiom of practical wisdom; an adage; a proverb; an aphorism.
Mixture(n.) A mass of two or more ingredients, the particles of which are separable, independent, and uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and finely commingled; -- contrasted with a compound; thus, gunpowder is a mechanical mixture of carbon, sulphur, and niter.
Auxetophone(n.) A pneumatic reproducer for a phonograph, controlled by the recording stylus on the principle of the relay. It produces much clearer and louder tones than does the ordinary vibrating disk reproducer.
Myxomycetes(n. pl.) A class of peculiar organisms, the slime molds, formerly regarded as animals (Mycetozoa), but now generally thought to be plants and often separated as a distinct phylum (Myxophyta). They are found on damp earth and decaying vegetable matter, and consist of naked masses of protoplasm, often of considerable size, which creep very slowly over the surface and ingest solid food.
Myxophyta(n. pl.) A phylum of the vegetable kingdom consisting of the class Myxomycetes. By some botanists it is not separated from the Thallophyta.
Pax(n.) Friendship, or a friend; -- esp. in the phrases to make pax with, to make friends with, to be good pax, to be good friends; also, truce; -- used esp. interjectionally.
Saxony yarn() A fine grade of woolen yarn twisted somewhat harder and smoother than zephyr yarn.
Pox(v. t.) To infect with the pox, or syphilis.
Saxhorn(n.) A name given to a numerous family of brass wind instruments with valves, invented by Antoine Joseph Adolphe Sax (known as Adolphe Sax), of Belgium and Paris, and much used in military bands and in orchestras.
Saxophone(n.) A wind instrument of brass, containing a reed, and partaking of the qualities both of a brass instrument and of a clarinet.
Sex(n.) The distinguishing peculiarity of male or female in both animals and plants; the physical difference between male and female; the assemblage of properties or qualities by which male is distinguished from female.
Sextillion(n.) According to the method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty-one ciphers annexed. According to the English method, a million raised to the sixth power, or the number expressed by a unit with thirty-six ciphers annexed. See Numeration.
Text(n.) A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.
Toxiphobia(n.) An insane or greatly exaggerated dread of poisons.
Toxophilite(n.) A lover of archery; one devoted to archery.
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