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(pronounced WIND-fawl)

I remember growing up in the 1980s hearing about “windfall profits” on the news and being so very confused, so I thought I would include the word. In this

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(pronounced RAWT)

Since you have probably heard of wrought iron — i.e., iron that is beaten and shaped for ornamental and functional purposes — then you are halfway to understanding the

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(pronounced ZAHF-tihg)

This unique word comes from German and Yiddish sources meaning juicy and succulent. Applied to a woman, zaftig is an adjective meaning pleasingly plump or having a full, rounded

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Anything taken to extremes usually is not a good thing, so if someone calls you a zealot, take heed. The word signifies someone who is zealous (duh!), having a fervent passion or obsession for a person,

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(pronounced ZEH-luks)

This term is a fairly new compound word comprised of the words zealot and luxury. (If you don’t know what zealot means, see the definition entry above.) In other words, a zealux is

Zen
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(pronounced ZEHN)

This word permeated pop culture when the philosophical book

Example: Justin’s client had a very high-stress job as a neurosurgeon, so he created Zen interiors for her home, providing her a sanctuary that allows her