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Thursday word: xyresic

xyresic (zai-RES-ik) - adj., sharp as a razor.


I'm guessing on the stress there, but that seems the most natural to me. Not related to xeric (dry) but rather from Greek xyster, a razor, from xuein, to scrape/make smooth. Note, btw, that this is not in the OED2, that I can find.

My sword may not be sharp, but I can usually rely on my xyresic wit.

---L.
Tags: adjective, greek, x
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