Z is for Zeitgeist - noun. The general spirit or mood of a particular period of history.
What a fascinating word. My dictionary didn't indicate the origin but it looks German to me.
If the zeitgeist of the Middle Ages could be described as depressing, would the Renaissance be considered enlightening?
It has been fun learning 26 new words, wasn't it? Until the next A to Z Blog Challenge, keep on learning something new every day!