WORDSCAPE-78 (‘X Words’)
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WORDSCAPE-78 (‘X Words’)

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1. Xenic: Denoting the presence of bacteria; a noble gas component

Eg. Xenic acid has been used as an oxidizing agent in organic chemistry.

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2. Xebec: A usually three masted Mediterranean sailing ship with long overhanging bow and stern.

Eg. The xebec of the Algerian pirates was spotted from afar.

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3. Xenon: Xenon is a chemical element with symbol Xe.

Eg. Xenon is used as the propellant for ion thrusters in spacecraft.

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4. Xylan: A yellow, gummy pentosan found in plant cells

Eg. The bio oil from xylan shows a higher thermal stability.

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5. Xenia: meaning ‘guest friendship’, it is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality

Eg. Xenia established the custom of hospitality as a fundamental Greek custom.

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