Word of the DayMonday, November 22, 2010
\en-SPIR-it\ , verb;
To infuse life into; enliven.
When leaders enspirit others, they build a team spirit based on mutual respect for each other's values and person.
-- Robert G. Duch, Successful parish leadership: nurturing the animated parish
"It enspirits me. It makes me feel eager to go back and plunge into the fight again." "Upon me it has just the opposite effect," fell from Marian, in very low tones.
-- George Gissing, New Grub Street
Enspirit and its sibling, inspirit, are simple English combinations that originate in the 1600s.
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