Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Entry:    prolix (adj.)

In context:    “Falling back sick on his circle-stained pillow, staring straight up into the prolix folds of the Turkish blanketish thing…”

Definition:  Of long duration, lengthy, protracted; overlong, overextended. Now rare in general sense.

Other:    I bet you’re curious how many words end in –IX in Scrabble, aren’t you? 

72: 

ADMINISTRATRIX
ADMIX
AFFIX
ANTEFIX
ANTHELIX
ANTIHELIX
APPENDIX
AVIATRIX
BEMIX
BISECTRIX
BOLLIX
CALIX
CERVIX
CHAMOIX
CICATRIX
COADJUTRIX
COMIX
COMMIX
COTURNIX
CRUCIFIX
CYLIX
DIRECTRIX
DOMINATRIX
EDITRIX
EXECUTRIX
FELLATRIX
FIX
FORNIX
GENERATRIX
HELIX
HERETRIX
HERITRIX
IMMIX
INFIX
INHERITRIX
INTERMIX
KYLIX
MASTIX
MATRIX
MEDIATRIX
MIREPOIX
MIX
NIX
ORATRIX
OVERMIX
PEMPHIX
PHENIX
PHOENIX
PIX
POSTFIX
PREFIX
PREMIX
PROLIX
RADIX
REAFFIX
RECTRIX
REFIX
REMIX
SIX
SPADIX
SUBFIX
SUFFIX
SUPERFIX
SUPERHELIX
TECTRIX
TESTATRIX
TORTRIX
TRANSFIX
UNFIX
UNMIX
VARIX
VERNIX

SNOOT score:   3 (See “Now rare in general sense.”)

Page:   61

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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