spirit

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surveying instrument consisting of a spirit level and a sighting tube; used to measure the angle of inclination of a line from the observer to the target Abney level
spirit of evil in Zoroastrianism; arch rival of Ormazd Ahriman
lively with spirit allegro con spirito
unsaturated primary alcohol present in wood spirit; use to make resins and plasticizers and pharmaceuticals allyl alcohol , propenyl alcohol
soul or vital spirit anima , animus , pneuma , psyche
physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect animality , animal nature
encourage and fill with spirit animate , embolden , inspirit , invigorate
someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people animator , energiser , energizer , vitaliser , vitalizer
spirit attributed to object in nature animism
spirit of the air ariel
animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans Asian shamanism , shamanism
female spirit, Gaelic folklore banshee
female spirit who warns of death banshee
(Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death banshee , banshie
(Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell Beelzebub , Devil , Lucifer , Old Nick , Prince of Darkness , Satan , the Tempter
evil spirit bogey , bogie , bogy , cacodaemon , cacodemon
extreme dullness; lacking spirit or interest boringness , dreariness , insipidity , insipidness
quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear braveness , bravery , courage , courageousness
interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court) broad interpretation , judicial activism
irrepressible liveliness and good spirit buoyancy , irrepressibility
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