A to Z Challenge: Z

Today is the last day of the Challenge, Yay!  Congratulations to everyone who made it through.  I am really excited to have made it to the end and look forward to next year.  I already have ideas for next years theme.

Definition: the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected.
Sentence: Zenith, the point in the celestial sphere directly overhead.
            — Henry White Warren

Definition: a slight wind (usually refreshing).
Sentence: Nor I. On the contrary, all the allusions to the winds are of the gentler kind,—"balmy Zephyrs," "whispering breezes" and so forth. 
            — Alexander Pope

Definition: marked by active interest and enthusiasm.
Sentence: "You are so willing and zealous; but for that very reason I must guard against your enthusiasm carrying you too far."
            — Lucy Foster Madison

Definition: vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment.
Sentence: So I pursued my studies with zest and unabated enthusiasm. 
— Geraldine Farrar

Definition: a fervent and even militant proponent of something.
Sentence: Finally having conquered his irritable bowel syndrome, he worked out like a zealot all winter, adding about 17 pounds of solid muscle. 
           — Seattle Times (Feb 29, 2012)


  1. Great words to end the challenge. Dropping in from the A to Z I have given your blog a shout out from my letter Z today.

    Rosie Amber - Book reviewer. Campaigning to link more readers to writers.

  2. Love the word 'zephyr', trouble is, it sounds so old fashioned... but you've given me a challenge now, I'm determined to fit it in somewhere! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com (my blog - don't try the Blogger link, it takes you to a holding page!)

  3. These are all great words. :) I love Z words because they are so rare.

  4. Hi there - Good close to this challenge. :)
    BTW, I'm dropping in from a shout out to your blog from Rosie Amber's blog https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/.
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

  5. Well done for completing the challenge. I've really enjoyed your posts and seeing what words you picked for each day (and whether or not I knew them). I'm a bit behind on your blog so I'm trying to get caught up now. :-)


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