Okay, so I got stuck with this letter. Seriously – how many choices are there for ‘x’? Really?
And so I opened my dictionary, and discovered the word ‘xeric’.
It’s an adjective from the ecological world, meaning ‘pertaining to an environment containing or characterised by little moisture’ (comparative more xeric, superlative most xeric). A xeric environment or habitat is extremely dry, lacking humidity and water. A xeric organism is one which has adapted to live in a very dry habitat.
To me, it conjures thoughts of a ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ style cleric who looks like John the Baptist. Powerful, with a dry, sardonic sense of humour.
Hmm… a new character for a new story, perhaps?
Have a great day, dear Reader!