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Difference between Zeal and Zest

Zeal refers to a keen interest in pursuing something.

  • They were filled with zeal to see their favorite band perform.

Zest refers to keen enjoyment, quality, or flavor.

  • His zest for life will be missed by all.
  • Having many singers on stage adds zest to the play.
  • The wine may contain a dash of pepper for an added zest.