Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link).
I’m up to the letter X this week and this one was a bit of a challenge. There are relatively few words beginning with X, and many of the words that do either refer to something biological, botanical, or chemical, or are names of people or places. I ended up picking a noun that is familiar to me, and I want to attempt a couple of sentences using it in a metaphorical way, or perhaps in a simile.
So, here is my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech:
xen·o·lith (zěn’ə-lĭth’, zē’nə-)
(Geological Sceience) a fragment of rock differing in origin, composition, structure, etc, from the igneous rock enclosing it.
1894 – 1905; xeno (+ lith (
Use in a Sentence:
1. (Adjective use) The xenolithic nature of the rock gave it an exotic appeal:
2. Against the dull grey of the lava flow, the xenolith of yellow peridotite stood out like the moon in the darkening night sky:
3. The moon was a xenolith in the indigo sky of night:
4. The small girl in the purple dress was like a xenolith in the vast green meadow:
Last two images courtesy of Pixabay.
If you’d like to see more interesting words visit Heena’s page: