Word of the Day: zealot

It appears that I still have the Walking Dead on the brain. Who watched the premiere of season 4 last night?

zom·bie noun \ˈzäm-bē\ : a person who moves very slowly and is not aware of what is happening especially because of being very tired. a dead person who is able to move because of magic according to some religions and in stories, movies, etc.

1 a: the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body. b: a will-less and speechless human in the West Indies capable only of automatic movement who is held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated.

2 a: a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead; especially: automaton. b: a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior.

3 : a mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice.

Since my daughter already knows the meaning of that word, let’s just consider that a tribute to the show. Here is the official Word of the Day.

zeal·ot noun \ˈze-lət\: a person who has very strong feelings about something (such as religion or politics) and who wants other people to have those feelings : a zealous person.

1 capitalized:  a member of a fanatical sect arising in Judea during the first century a.d.  and militantly opposing the Roman domination of Palestine

2:  a zealous person; especially:  a fanatical partisan <a religious zealot>

Synonyms: crusader, fanatic, ideologue (also idealogue), militant, partisan (also partizan), red hot, true believerSynonymscrusader, fanatic, ideologue (also idealogue), militant, partisan (also partizan), red hot, true believer.

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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