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Glossary of VCR D - L10

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ANIMA
(L)wind, air
ANIMUS
(L) mind, spirit
equanimity
n. composure and calm in stressful conditions; equilibrium
pusillanimous
adj. cowardly; fearful
AETHER
(L) upper air, clear sky
AITHER
(G) air
ether
n. 1. the regions of space beyond earth's atmosphere; the heavens

2. a highly flamable liquid anasthetic
etereal
adj. 1. spiritlike in lightness and delicacy

2. heavenly, celestial
PHAINEIN
(G) to show, to appear
diaphanous
adj. allowing light to show through; translucent; delicate
epiphany
n. 1. a relevatory manifestation of a divine being

2. a revelation; a flash of understanding of the true nature of something

3. A Christian festival, january 6, celebrating the visit of the wise men to the Christ child
phantasm
n. a phantom; a apparition; something unreal, as in a dream or a vision
sycophant
n. a flatterer seeking favors or gain; a servile self-seeker; a toady
SPIRITUS
(L) breath
SPIRO
(L) to blow gently
aspiration
n. 1. a strong desir for achievement; ambition toward a long-range goal

2. expulsion of breath in speaking
dispirited
adj. dejected; discouraged; gloomy
HUPER
(G) over, above
hyperbole
n. an exaggeration; a figure expressing excess
hyperborean
adj. 1. far north; Arctic

2. very cold; frigid
VENTUS
(L) wind
hyperventilation
n. the condition of taking abnormally fast, deep breaths
vent
n. an outlet; an opening for liquids, fumes, or sometimes air

v. to utter; to exxpress, especially in relieving strong feelings

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