Wednesday, April 27, 2011, X is for...

Yes, tomorrow is actually X day, but I'm reversing X and W for the sake of being prompt. Is that mysterious enough? Tomorrow is today and yesterday is in the future…never mind. You'll get W tomorrow. Now, on to X.

xerophobia - an abnormal fear of dryness and dry places, as deserts

My guess would be a fear of Xerox machines.

xeroma - abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A

This is actually bad cooking – zero aroma.

xerosis - abnormal dryness of bodily tissues, esp the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes

My definition? A person who has zero neuroses.

This concludes the first half of backwards alphabet day. Come back tomorrow to see why W played hooky!