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Words starting with ” z ” for SAT, GRE, GMAT, CAT skmclasses Bangalore

Zabernism – toponym: the misuse of military power or authority; bullying, aggression

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zabernism is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zabernism-misuse-of-military-power-or-authority-bullying-aggression/

Zaftig – Yiddish: full-bosomed and shapely; pleasingly plump. having a full; rounded figure

zaftig full-bosomed and shapely pleasingly plump

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zaftig is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zaftig-full-bosomed-and-shapely-pleasingly-plump/

Zagharoot – arabic; pl. zaghareet: a high-pitched ululation done with the tongue; a sound of honor (not in general dictionaries)

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zagharoot is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zagharoot-zaghareet-a-high-pitched-ululation-done-with-the-tongue-a-sound-of-honor/

Zamboni – eponym: a machine used to resurface ice rinks


Zeitgeber – an environmental cue (as the length of daylight, or the temperature) that helps to regulate an organism’s biological clock

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zeitgeber is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zeitgeber-an-environmental-cue-that-helps-to-regulate-an-organisms-biological-clock/

Zelig (eponym) – a chameleon-like person always manages to be present everywhere

Zelig chameleon-like person always manages to be present everywhere

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zelig is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zelig-chameleon-like-person-always-manages-to-be-present-everywhere/

Zeugma – sometimes used as synonym for syllepsis (see that term). Sometimes used as a more general term – unlike syllepsis, the two senses of the word “punned upon” need not differ.

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zeugma is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zeugma-sometimes-used-as-synonym-for-syllepsis/

Ziggurat – a temple tower having the form of a terraced pyramid. Mesopotamian step pyramid

ziggurat temple tower having form of terraced pyramid

zilch [etymology] – nothing; a quantity so insignificant as to amount to nothing [from comics?]

Zilch quantity so insignificant as to amout to nothing

zilch nothing a quantity so insignificant as to amount to nothing

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zilch is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zilch-nothing-a-quantity-so-insignificant-as-to-amount-to-nothing/

Zoilus; Zoilist – eponym: a carping, malignant critic

Zoilus Zoilist a carping malignant critic

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zoilus is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zoilus-zoilist-a-carping-malignant-critic/

zoosemiotics – study of animal communication. Loosely, “animal language,” but including signals other than sound, such as a dog’s tail-wagging. coined 1963; I have not found it in any published dictionary

zoosemiotics loosely animal language

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zoosemiotics is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zoosemiotics-loosely-animal-language/

Zukunftsangst – fear of the future

Zukunftsangst fear of the future

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zukunftsangst is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zukunftsangst-fear-of-the-future/

zygote – the cell resulting from the fusion of egg and sperm [from Greek zugotos ‘yoked’]

zabaglione    frothy custard
zabernism    misuse of military authority; bullying


zabra    small Spanish sailing vessel

zabra small Spanish sailing vessel


zabuton    flat Japanese cushion for kneeling or sitting

zabuton flat Japanese cushion for kneeling sitting


zaffre    impure cobalt oxide

zaffre impure cobalt oxide


zaitech    investment in financial markets by a company in order to boost profits


zakuska    hors d’oeuvre; snack

zakuska hors d’oeuvre snack


zalambdodont    having molar teeth with V-shaped ridges


zamacueca    Chilean dance where partners move around each other

Zamacueca Chilean dance


zamarra    sheepskin jacket

zamarra sheepskin jacket


zambomba    Spanish percussion instrument

zambomba Spanish percussion instrument


zambra    Spanish dance

Zambra Spanish Dance


zampogna    Italian bagpipe

zampogna Italian bagpipe


zampone    stuffed pigs’ trotter sausage

zampone stuffed pigs’ trotter sausage


zander    a variety of European perch

zander variety of European perch


zanella    mixed twilled umbrella fabric

zanella mixed twilled umbrella fabric


Zanjero – supervisor of irrigation canals

zanjero supervisor of irrigation canals

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zanjero is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zanjero-supervisor-of-irrigation-canals/

Zany – Woman who is a stupid incompetent fool – goofy sappy whacky

Zany – A buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect.

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Zany – Ludicrous, foolish. Like a clown. “a zany sense of humour”.

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buffoonish – Like a clown. “a buffoonish walk”.

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zanyism    buffoonery

zanyism buffoonery

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zanyism is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zanyism-buffoonery/


zanze    African musical instrument like castanets

zanze African musical instrument like castanets

 

Yoked to music at Picnic

Yoked to music play


zapata    flowing, drooping moustache

zapata flowing drooping moustache

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zapata is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zapata-flowing-drooping-moustache/


zapateado    Latin-American dance with rhythmic tapping of the feet

Zapateado latin american dance tapping of feet


zappy    lively; entertaining

zappy lively entertaining

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zappy is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zappy-lively-entertaining/


zarf    ornamental holder for hot coffee cup

Zarf metallic cuplike stand to hold handleless coffeecup

a metallic cuplike stand used for holding a small handleless coffee cup; the cup is called a finjan. These terms refer to such cups and stands as used in the middle east. However, our language seems to be co-opting zarf to use when one takes coffee in a plastic cone, cheap and disposable but too thin to allow one to hold it with hot coffee. The plastic holder with handle, to hold that disposable cone, can be called a zarf.


zari    Indian gold and silver brocade


zariba    square fence of thorn-bushes; fortified camp

zariba square fence of thorn-bushes fortified camp

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zariba is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zariba-square-fence-of-thorn-bushes-fortified-camp/

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zarzuela    traditional Spanish vaudeville show; fish and shellfish stew

Zarzuela spanish vaudeville fish shellfish stew
zatch    female genitalia
zati    Indian macaque with large tuft on the back of the head


zayat    Burmese public meeting-hall or house of worship

zayat Burmese public meeting-hall house of worship


zazzy    flashy; stylish

zazzy flashy stylish

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zazzy is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zazzy-flashy-stylish/


zebrine    of, like or pertaining to zebras
zebrinny    offspring of male horse and female zebra
zebroid    like or resembling a zebra
zebrule    hybrid offspring of male zebra and female horse
zebu    ox with hump and dewlap
zedoary    aromatic root resembling ginger
zegedine    silver drinking-cup


Zeitgeber    rhythmically occurring event that cues organisms’ biological rhythms

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zeitgeber is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zeitgeber-an-environmental-cue-that-helps-to-regulate-an-organisms-biological-clock/


zek    inmate of prison labour camp

zek inmate of prison labour camp

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zek is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zek-inmate-of-prison-labour-camp/


zel    form of Oriental cymbal


zelator    sister in a convent in charge of checking on conduct of other nuns

zelator sister in a convent in charge of checking on conduct of other nuns

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zelator is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zelator-sister-in-a-convent-in-charge-of-checking-on-conduct-of-other-nuns/


zelatrix    older nun in charge of disciplining younger nuns

zelatrix older nun in charge of disciplining younger nuns

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zelatrix is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zelatrix-older-nun-in-charge-of-disciplining-younger-nuns/


zelophobia    irrational or fear of jealousy

zelophobia irrational or fear of jealousy

Short Story describing the meaning of the word Zelophobia is at

https://satgrecatvocabulary.wordpress.com/zelophobia-irrational-or-fear-of-jealousy/


zelotic    of the nature of a zealot