Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: the point in the sky that is directly over the head of the observer. (Cf. nadir.)
example: She looked up at the zenith, and the stars seemed to form an umbrella over the earth.
definition 2: the highest point; climax; peak.
example: The popularity of the band was at its zenith in the late sixties.
definition: a sudden, impulsive change of mind or direction, or an unpredictable action.
example: On one of his caprices, he bought himself a yacht, but he’s never gotten around to sailing it.
esh @ lan
definition: a level of authority or rank, as in an organization.
example: She overcame numerous obstacles to reach the top echelon in her company.
aeb hor @ns
definition: a feeling of complete loathing, repulsion, or horror.
example: Her abhorrence of snakes made a visit to the reptile house unlikely.
me l@n ka li
definition: a sad, gloomy, or depressed state or quality.
example: Melancholy overcame her as her thoughts turned to lost opportunities.
example: He’s fallen into melancholy since his wife’s death
example: A feeling of melancholy pervaded the household during those difficult times.
definition: suffering from or tending to suffer from sadness, gloominess, or depression.
example: He was melancholy that evening, thinking of pleasant times in the past.
example: She is a melancholy young woman who would benefit from having friends but seems to prefer solitude.