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  1. Function: adjective
    Definition: filled with yearning for change
    Word History: from the prefix "xen-" (meaning foreign or different)
    Example Sentence: People saw her as a quitter, but actually she was just xenacious and eager to experiment with everything she possibly could.
    Submitted by: Anonymous from USA on 06/25/2011 09:40


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: a disease that is a mix of the flu and a common cold
    Word History: from the Greek "Xenos" meaning "stranger, guest or host," and this sickness is "strange!"
    Example Sentence: My brother almost had xenitis, but then he got his flu shot.
    Submitted by: Noah from Pennsylvania, USA on 11/12/2007 12:00


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: an attitude of kindness to strangers or foreigners
    Word History: xeno- (foreign) -dochy (kindness)
    Example Sentence: Xenodochy is a useful habit, though some keep insulting the French which isn't helpful.
    Submitted by: Joseph from Yorkshire, UK on 02/26/2010 01:59


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: fear of foreign currency
    Example Sentence: My friend has xenomonophobia because he can't figure out the right change in German marks.
    Submitted by: Cody from Georgia, USA on 12/25/2007 08:07


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: a person who is afraid of all things strange or foreign: a person afraid of foreigners
    Word History: Greek xenos "stranger" and phobos "fear"
    Example Sentence: The xenophobe was afraid of his neighbors who came from another country.
    Submitted by: Alexis from IN on 12/02/2007 11:52


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: a fear of people from other countries
    Example Sentence: The wall was built during a time of xenophobia in the country.
    Submitted by: Sukyoung from Virginia, USA on 02/13/2008 10:28


  1. Function: prefix
    Definition: just a little
    Example Sentence: That was xerhard.
    Submitted by: Anonymous from Colorado, USA on 10/29/2014 10:26


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: a person's place or their things that they keep at their place
    Example Sentence: My xerlo is filled with my favorite things.
    Submitted by: Hannah from Tennessee, USA on 09/06/2010 11:22


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: the forming of a government based on the copy or xerox of another country's government
    Example Sentence: Some people believe xeroganstralism can be dangerous and lead to nationalism or blind patriotism.
    Submitted by: Chris from Ohio on 11/06/2008 10:23