WORD OF THE WEEK: XENIAL

Definition: Adjective regarding hospitality shown to visiting strangers or foreigners as well as the friendly relationship between guest and host.

Ah, Xenial. You are the epitome of diplomacy. You are what makes statesmen ‘stately’. You extend the hand of friendship to strangers and make your guests feel like family.

What a world this would be if every person could be accurately bestowed with your name. How different would our interactions be with heartfelt words of ‘Welcome’ and ‘Please stay awhile’?

Xenial, you are a quality to be desired, an attribute to which all should aspire. And never were you needed more than now.

Oh, to be gracious, to be friendly, to be xenial.

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