Definitions: (1) devoted to the acquisition of knowledge; (2) characterized by careful attention to facts or truth; diligent; earnest; (3) marked by or suggesting purposefulness; (4) deliberately or consciously planned; (5) fond of or engaged in instruction

Derivation: Latin, “eager,” “zealous

Quote: A pupil from whom nothing is ever demanded which he cannot do, never does all he can. — John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) British Philosopher