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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Zeal - Thursday, April 30, 2015

zeal

[zeel] 
noun
1. fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
 
When I think of the word zeal, I think of children happily engaged in an activity. When they're done, they can't wait to share their experience. I see excited smiling faces and shining eyes as they recount what they've done. 
 
My zeal manifests in traveling, walking, hiking, bird-watching, seeing good movies, and eating an excellent meal. 

Zeal also connotes religious fervor. See The British Dictionary's definition of zeal below.

zeal

/ziːl/
noun
1.
fervent or enthusiastic devotion, often extreme or fanatical in nature, as to a religious movement, political cause, ideal, or aspiration
 
People with fanatical religious beliefs are referred to as zealots.

This completes my 2015 A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. I am trying to contain my zeal. LOL.
 
Bibliography:

American Psychological Association (APA):

zeal. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved May 12, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zeal

Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

zeal. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zeal (accessed: May 12, 2015).

Modern Language Association (MLA):

"zeal." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 12 May. 2015. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zeal>.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):

Dictionary.com, "zeal," in Dictionary.com Unabridged. Source location: Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zeal. Available: http://dictionary.reference.com. Accessed: May 12, 2015.

BibTeX Bibliography Style (BibTeX)

@article {Dictionary.com2015,
    title = {Dictionary.com Unabridged},
    month = {May},
    day = {12},
    year = {2015},

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on completing A-Z blogging challenge.

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