MEANING: noun:
1. An overstatement or hyperbole, especially when arranged in a sequence of increasing intensity.
2. Growth resulting from the increase in the size of a cell (as opposed to from cell division, which is known as merisis).

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin auxesis, from Greek auxesis (growth), from auxein (to increase or grow). Earliest documented use: 1577.

UXESIS - an arranged marriage, in which the wife grows on you

AUXISIS - a subsidiary Egyptian goddess

FAUXESIS - it only looks like it's growing