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  • adj. having a piquant or pungent taste; spicy
  • adj. zestful

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  • adj. having an agreeably pungent taste
  • adj. marked by spirited enjoyment


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  • Tuna steaks soaked in zesty Italian salad dressing and grilled to perfection!

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  • The chardonnay is described as zesty with notes of apricot, peach and honey, and the cab as full-bodied with "juicy plum overtones." by smoknmirrors November 4, 2009 11: 37 AM EST

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  • Lloyd's stamp is on more than dishes such as zesty steak tartare, topped with a quail egg, and glossy roasted chicken, sauced at the table.

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  • The tone of the story is a bit confusing - it's mostly quite light "zesty" as one reviewer described it but it also contains one of the most horrible descriptions of rape and murder I've ever read, as well as a few other grisly scenes.

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  • When Sara sits down in her chair in English class and her "zesty" underwear rides up (of course I'm the nice friend who lets her know if they're an aerial butt view).

    All, Tide, and Glad coat my memories.

  • In its sportiest driving mode, the Mito is "zesty" and "poky enough to keep you entertained", with a "cracking drivetrain, able to stand comparison with the Cooper S".

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  • And yes, we all have a fever, and the only cure is you dropping a hot "zesty" somewhere in the second half of this C.T. Report Abuse

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  • Yes, 'zesty' is probably waterskiing with jean shorts on as we speak.

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  • That is a very 'zesty' line by the underrated Corey Patterson - well played.

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  • They also have a "zesty" chicken soup called avgolemono that they bill as traditional "greek penicillin".

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  • Today I tried a recipe for marinated steak with zesty rice.

    September 14, 2009