In a short while the year 2018 will be at an end. Before the 2019 dictionaries begin to include and publish the latest new words, it might be of interest to re-read the meanings of some of the words in the last letter of the alphabet – the Z.
ZEST : the peel of oranges or lemons, enthusiasm suggesting intense interest
ZINNIA: a flowering plant which is ”a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family.”
ZIP: a whizzing /hissing sound of a bullet striking an object; a fastener, energy, vigour
ZITHER: a stringed instrument with a flat sounding board
ZULU: the Zulu language; a member of the Zulu family