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I needed a "z" adjective to describe myself. Hmmm......

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fourteen Adjectives That Start With Z
zaftig - having a full, shapely figure: said of a woman See? Right off the bat, we’ve got a great adjective for describing a plump woman without any negative connotations, and here’s a fun fact about “zaftig:” It’s a Yiddish word that comes from the German “saftig,” which means juicy.

zany - comical in an extravagantly ludicrous or slapstick manner Like anything Chris Farley ever did, but particularly the scene in Tommy Boy when he’s trying to change clothes in the airplane bathroom.

zazzy - shiny or flashy Forget about “bling.” Zazzy is the upgraded version. It’s “snazzy” cranked up a notch.

zealous - full of, characterized by, or showing zeal; ardently devoted to a purpose; fervent; enthusiastic

zesty - full of zest, energetic, active

zibeline - of or having to do with sables You know, the animal. Really this word is just for you to use to impress your friends. Or perhaps to alienate and irritate them. Use with caution.

zigzag - having a series of short, sharp angles or turns in alternate directions, as in a line or course Remember, if you are being chased by a crocodile, you should run away from it in a zigzag pattern.

zinciferous -yielding or containing zinc Again, you will probably not find this word useful in everyday conversation, but should the need for it ever arise, at least now you know it.

zippy - full of vim and energy; brisk

zoetic - of or pertaining to life Both this word and the next come from the Greek word, “zoe,” which means life.

zoic - of or pertaining to animals or animal life

zonked - highly intoxicated or under the influence of a drug; completely tired out or exhausted Whether inebriated or enervated, “zonked” implies that one is incapacitated due to a weakening of body or the mind.

zoogenic - caused by or starting in animals, as a disease

zoological - of, pertaining to, or concerned with animals

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WINDSWEPTACRES 1/20/2014 10:57AM

    Zaftic, definitely. Succulent and full of juice. Right now little zonked, due to health issues. Not much zip.

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PEZCATHY 1/20/2014 8:00AM

    I don't know if I'd go with the zaftig, I wouldn't want to be described as "juicy", lol. Sounds too much like a pot roast or a steak.


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ARTJAC 1/19/2014 3:15PM


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LIS193 1/19/2014 12:44PM


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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/19/2014 12:03PM

    Zoological emoticon
Dr. Oz Show Fans Team leader

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/19/2014 10:52AM

    mine's already up there. fun blog!

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LAURANCE 1/19/2014 10:33AM

  Whoop-de doo! Z-words!

In certain circles I'm known as Lauranz, with a z at the end...

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FOCUSONME57 1/19/2014 10:10AM

    Going to need to save these for words with friends!

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EBURGITE 1/19/2014 10:08AM

    since i have a name that begins with z, this list is great for me. thanks for the smiles. i think zazzy would be my fave. emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 1/19/2014 9:50AM

    my brain is now zeroed! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 1/19/2014 9:40AM

    Wow, this is full of zip!

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MSMASLIN 1/19/2014 9:18AM

    I am so zonked! Thanks for the word.

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2HAMSDIET 1/19/2014 9:05AM


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HUYANA_PHOENIX 1/19/2014 8:50AM

    Zaftig - great word to know! Thanks for the vocab lesson!

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STITCHINGNAN 1/19/2014 8:43AM

    Useful words for Srabble too ,

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