Wessex rhymes with:

  • admix (definition)
    v 1: mix or blend; "Hyaline casts were admixed with neutrophils"
  • affix (definition)
    n 1: a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form v 1: attach to; "affix the seal here" [syn: affix, stick on] 2: add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language" [syn: append, add on, supplement, affix] 3: attach or become attached to a stem word; "grammatical morphemes affix to the stem"
  • appendix (definition)
    n 1: supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book 2: a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch [syn: appendix, vermiform appendix, vermiform process, cecal appendage]
  • apteryx (definition)
    n 1: nocturnal flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck and stout legs; only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes [syn: kiwi, apteryx]
  • astronautics (definition)
    n 1: the theory and practice of navigation through air or space [syn: aeronautics, astronautics]
  • astrophysics (definition)
    n 1: the branch of astronomy concerned with the physical and chemical properties of celestial bodies
  • aviatrix (definition)
    n 1: a woman aviator [syn: aviatrix, airwoman, aviatress]
  • calyx (definition)
    n 1: (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
  • cicatrix (definition)
    n 1: a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue [syn: scar, cicatrix, cicatrice]
  • coccyx (definition)
    n 1: the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes [syn: coccyx, tail bone]
  • commix (definition)
    v 1: to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance" [syn: mix, mingle, commix, unify, amalgamate]
  • crucifix (definition)
    n 1: representation of the cross on which Jesus died [syn: crucifix, rood, rood-tree] 2: a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally
  • cryonics (definition)
    n 1: the freezing of a seriously ill or recently deceased person to stop tissues from decomposing; the body is preserved until new medical cures are developed that might bring the person back to life; "cryonics is more science fiction than serious science"
  • executrix (definition)
    n 1: a woman executor
  • fix (definition)
    n 1: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish] 2: something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; "she needed a fix of chocolate" 3: the act of putting something in working order again [syn: repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation] 4: an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers" 5: a determination of the place where something is; "he got a good fix on the target" [syn: localization, localisation, location, locating, fix] v 1: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please" [syn: repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on] [ant: break, bust] 2: cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man" [syn: fasten, fix, secure] [ant: unfasten] 3: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters" [syn: specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit] 4: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: cook, fix, ready, make, prepare] 5: take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him" [syn: pay back, pay off, get, fix] 6: set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!" 7: kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study 8: make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame" [syn: fixate, fix] 9: make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized" [syn: sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix] 10: influence an event or its outcome by illegal means; "fix a race" 11: put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot" [syn: situate, fix, posit, deposit] 12: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill" [syn: fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set]
  • geophysics (definition)
    n 1: geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth [syn: geophysics, geophysical science]
  • geopolitics (definition)
    n 1: the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state
  • helix (name) (definition)
    n 1: a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle [syn: helix, spiral] 2: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope" [syn: coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix] 3: type genus of the family Helicidae [syn: Helix, genus Helix]
  • infix (definition)
    n 1: an affix that is inserted inside the word v 1: put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text" [syn: insert, infix, enter, introduce] 2: attach a morpheme into a stem word
  • informatics (definition)
    n 1: the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information [syn: information science, informatics, information processing, IP]
  • intermix (definition)
    v 1: combine into one; "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much" [syn: blend, intermix, immingle, intermingle]
  • lexicostatistics (definition)
    n 1: a statistical technique used in glottochronology; used to estimate how long ago different languages evolved from a common source language
  • mathematics (definition)
    n 1: a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement [syn: mathematics, math, maths]
  • matrix (definition)
    n 1: (mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns; treated as a single element and manipulated according to rules 2: (geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded 3: an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb) 4: the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded [syn: matrix, intercellular substance, ground substance] 5: the formative tissue at the base of a nail 6: mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface
  • microelectronics (definition)
    n 1: the branch of electronics that deals with miniature components
  • mix (name) (definition)
    n 1: a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients [syn: mix, premix] 2: an event that combines things in a mixture; "a gradual mixture of cultures" [syn: mix, mixture] 3: the act of mixing together; "paste made by a mix of flour and water"; "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio" [syn: mix, commixture, admixture, mixture, intermixture, mixing] v 1: mix together different elements; "The colors blend well" [syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge] 2: open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups; "This school is completely desegregated" [syn: desegregate, integrate, mix] [ant: segregate] 3: combine (electronic signals); "mixing sounds" 4: add as an additional element or part; "mix water into the drink" [syn: mix, mix in] 5: to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance" [syn: mix, mingle, commix, unify, amalgamate] 6: mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards" [syn: shuffle, ruffle, mix]
  • nix (name) (definition)
    n 1: a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it" [syn: nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo] v 1: command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans" [syn: forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix] [ant: allow, countenance, let, permit]
  • onyx (definition)
    n 1: a chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos
  • phoenix (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation [syn: Phoenix, capital of Arizona] 2: a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa [syn: phoenix, genus Phoenix] 3: a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years 4: a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor
  • postfix (definition)
    n 1: an affix that is added at the end of the word [syn: suffix, postfix]
  • prefix (definition)
    n 1: an affix that is added in front of the word v 1: attach a prefix to; "prefixed words" [ant: suffix]
  • prolix (definition)
    adj 1: tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know" [ant: concise]
  • psychophysics (definition)
    n 1: the branch of psychology concerned with quantitative relations between physical stimuli and their psychological effects
  • radix (definition)
    n 1: (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system" [syn: base, radix]
  • semiotics (definition)
    n 1: (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols [syn: semiotics, semiology]
  • six (definition)
    adj 1: denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units [syn: six, 6, vi, half dozen, half-dozen] n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one [syn: six, 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexad] 2: a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips [syn: six-spot, six]
  • suffix (definition)
    n 1: an affix that is added at the end of the word [syn: suffix, postfix] v 1: attach a suffix to; "suffix words" [ant: prefix]
  • testatrix (definition)
    n 1: a female testator
  • transfix (definition)
    v 1: to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra" [syn: fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind] 2: pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer" [syn: transfix, impale, empale, spike]
  • tropics (definition)
    n 1: the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate [syn: Torrid Zone, tropical zone, tropics]
  • mi (name) (definition)
    n 1: destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle [syn: myocardial infarction, myocardial infarct, MI] 2: a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile [syn: nautical mile, naut mi, mile, mi, geographical mile, Admiralty mile] 3: a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude [syn: nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, knot, international nautical mile, air mile] 4: a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters [syn: mile, statute mile, stat mi, land mile, international mile, mi] 5: a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region [syn: Michigan, Wolverine State, Great Lakes State, MI] 6: the government agency in the United Kingdom that is responsible for internal security and counterintelligence on British territory [syn: Security Service, MI, Military Intelligence Section 5] 7: the government agency in the United Kingdom that is responsible for internal security and counterintelligence overseas [syn: Secret Intelligence Service, MI, Military Intelligence Section 6] 8: the syllable naming the third (mediant) note of any major scale in solmization
  • nyx (definition)
    n 1: (Greek mythology) Greek goddess of the night; daughter of Chaos; counterpart of Roman Nox
  • pix (definition)
    n 1: a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay [syn: pyx, pix, pyx chest, pix chest] 2: any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept [syn: pyx, pix]
  • styx (definition)
    n 1: (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls [syn: Styx, River Styx]
  • spadix (definition)
    n 1: the fleshy axis of a spike often surrounded by a spathe
  • aix (definition)
    n 1: wood duck and mandarin duck [syn: Aix, genus Aix]
  • sussex (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: a county in southern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that was captured by Wessex in the 9th century
  • ebonics (definition)
    n 1: a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States [syn: African American Vernacular English, AAVE, African American English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics]
  • benelux (definition)
    n 1: a customs union comprising Belgium and Netherlands and Luxembourg
  • megabucks (definition)
    n 1: a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit); "she made a bundle selling real estate"; "they sank megabucks into their new house" [syn: pile, bundle, big bucks, megabucks, big money]
  • varix (definition)
    n 1: abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
  • pyx (definition)
    n 1: a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay [syn: pyx, pix, pyx chest, pix chest] 2: any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept [syn: pyx, pix]
  • mediatrix (definition)
    n 1: a woman who is a mediator
  • sardonyx (definition)
    n 1: an onyx characterized by parallel layers of sard and a different colored mineral
  • periodontics (definition)
    n 1: the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth [syn: periodontics, periodontia]
  • cladistics (definition)
    n 1: a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms [syn: cladistics, cladistic analysis]
  • bioethics (definition)
    n 1: the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences
  • hendrix (name) (definition)
    n 1: United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970) [syn: Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix, James Marshall Hendrix]
  • essex (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: a county in southeastern England on the North Sea and the Thames estuary
  • kylix (definition)
    n 1: a shallow drinking cup with two handles; used in ancient Greece [syn: kylix, cylix]
  • oryx (definition)
    n 1: large African antelope with long straight nearly upright horns [syn: oryx, pasang]
  • fornix (definition)
    n 1: generally any arch shaped structure (but often it refers to the arched roof of an anatomical space) 2: an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies [syn: fornix, trigonum cerebrale]
  • dominatrix (definition)
    n 1: a dominating woman (especially one who plays that role in a sadomasochistic sexual relationship)
  • ekistics
  • hicks (name)
  • hydromechanics
  • kinesics
  • remix
  • unfix
  • wicks (name)
  • dianetics
  • ricks (name)
  • rix (name)
  • dex
  • jex (name)
  • lex
  • meckes
  • mex
  • plex
  • nex
  • calix
  • felix (name)
  • brucks
  • buchs (place)
  • hucks (name)
  • hux
  • klux
  • luks
  • plucks
  • rucks
  • rux
  • szucs
  • tuks
  • yuks
  • dumptrucks
  • outflux
  • starbucks
  • microlux
  • millilux
  • serex
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