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zany

Short Definition : comic; crazy; N: clown; comical person (given to outlandish behavior)

Definition
(noun) a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect Definition
(noun) a man who is a stupid incompetent fool Definition
(adj) ludicrous, foolish
Example Sentence
  • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
  • wore a goofy hat
  • a silly idea
  • some wacky plan for selling more books
Definition
(adj) like a clown
Example Sentence
  • a buffoonish walk
  • a clownish face
  • a zany sense of humor
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In muslims zani means rapist it is easy to rember "zany"

zany sounds like Johnny...Johnny Walker, a comedian with a zany sense of humour.

sounds like (Jhonny)Johnny Bravo cartoon character who is a woman-chasing personality he is often beaten up or ditched by them in the end.. --->according to gals johnny is a zany

the new modal of ZEN car drives you crazy...

zany: it sounds like jhonny(telugu movie)..pavan kalyan(hero) is crazy abt his dressing style in that movie

zzz is like sleeping..someone who can sleep "any"where is funny and crazy

Zany sounds like Fany, Goa's famous liquor which when drunk in excess ,can drive you crazy so that you start behaving like an incompetent fool..

(z - any) sounds like MANY. many children are CRAZY for COMIC characters..

asked the shop keeper for Zip any - without putting zip. Stupid, fool, clown

zeal

Short Definition : eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous

Definition
(noun) a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
Synonyms : ardor ardour elan
Example Sentence
  • they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor
  • he felt a kind of religious zeal
Definition
(noun) excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
Example Sentence
  • he had an absolute zeal for litigation
Definition
(noun) prompt willingness
Example Sentence
  • readiness to continue discussions
  • they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel
  • they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority
  • he tried to explain his forwardness in battle
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zea(relate it to hindi word zee-tod mehnat)...so you are very much eagar to do zee tod mehnat for your exam.

The sea seal had lots of zeal and feel while playing ball games with the people on beach.

Zeal which means full of enthusiasm, sounds like meal meaning food .. therefore to earn a meal for your family you need to work with great zeal. ,,,,, you need zeal to earn a meal.

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Zeal sounds like feel Zeal means passion Passion means very powerful feeling….

zeal, is the stronger form of feel!

zealot

Short Definition : one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal

Definition
(noun) a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans Definition
(noun) a fervent and even militant proponent of something
Synonyms : drumbeater partisan
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zealot -- zeal + lot one who shows a lot of zeal....

zealot -- zeal + lot a person possessing a lot of zeal

Zealot is like bigot... a bigot is a person who is intolerant to differing views, is prejudiced

sounds similar to Juliet: so Romeo is extremely enthusiastic about Juliet

zealot >:> supporting someone or some idea with a lot of zeal..

zenith

Short Definition : point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point

Definition
(noun) the point above the observer that is directly opposite the nadir on the imaginary sphere against which celestial bodies appear to be projected
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Word sounds like 'Jannat' which is in highest point

there is a popluar comoputer parts brand named as zeneath that considers itself as one of teh top sellers of computer spare parts

zen+ith—sounds like zenth—In maths we use nth for the last or HIGHEST TERM, So imagine a ZEN(car) reached the HIGHEST(nth) POINT

Zenith, is the opposite of beneath which means something below, while zenith means the highest point or pinnacle beneath refers to something on the ground

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Those who practice Zen stands in high position in spirituality.

zephyr

Short Definition : gentle breeze; west wind

Definition
(noun) a slight wind (usually refreshing)
Synonyms : air breeze gentle wind
Example Sentence
  • the breeze was cooled by the lake
  • as he waited he could feel the air on his neck
Definition
(noun) (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
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Jeep + Hire= u will hire a jeep for having some gentle breeze

Zephyr==ze phy r Concentrate on Phy stands for physical fitness or health. And wht do we need most for good health ? we need fresh air.

Zephyr = Ze + Phyr ~ sounds like the-fire; A slight wind could help in spreading fire by blowing it in a certain direction.

Zephyrus was god of the west wind in Greek mythology. Zephyr is a west wind breeze.

last word in barrons...congrats to all those who completed 3500 words...verbal 600+ guaranteed! :)

Zephyr is like respire...Zephyr means air and respire means to breathe, therefore you breathe in the air..hence relating the words to each other

If you use the type of soap named Zest then you feel like having breeze.

zest

Short Definition : outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life

Definition
(noun) vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
Synonyms : gusto relish zestfulness
Definition
(noun) a tart spicy quality Definition
(verb) add herbs or spices to
Synonyms : spice spice up
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zest sounds like FEST.. Everyone is entusiastic about fests.

zest like best taste.

Zest means enthusiasm, eagerness, energy and interest: Try to link it with best. You can do your best, only if you show interest in something and do it with energy and enthusiasm.

zest test best with mummy and everest

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