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Word of the Day for Sunday, January 4, 2009

zealous \ZEL-uhs\, adjective:

full of zeal; actively enthusiastic

To remain obdurate before authority, to display one's loyalty to the collective, to be a zealous student wholeheartedly eager to deepen one's grasp of doctrine--these were qualities that bore witness precisely to the personal, to the individual.
-- Milovan Djilas, Fall of the New Class
No one is more zealous than James Watt, 43, the lanky, brusque Secretary of the Interior.
-- Time, 1981-03-30

c.1526, from Latin zelosus from zelus "zeal"

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