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Xyresic

Xyresic
adjective


Pronunciation:
[Zy-ress-ik]

Definition:
Sharp as a razor.

Etymology:
The etymology is a little unclear but the most logical deductions bring us these possible routes:

The Greek Xyster, a tool for scraping bone, from Xuein meaning to scrape, make smooth.

There is also the Greek Xiphos, a kind of double-edged short sword.

Usage:
"We may not be able to boast of our xyresic wit but our swords are sharp and dissected men have more to worry about than snarky remarks."

Love Tahlia, colder than a frozen tundra.
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