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spiritnoun angel, anima, animation, apparition, ardor, boldness, bravery, character, characteristic quality, cheer, cheerfulness, complexion, courage, daring, dash, disposition, earnestness, energy, enterprise, enthusiasm, essence, essential part, fire, firmness, force, fortitude, frame of mind, gist, humor, hypostasis, immaterial substance, immortal part, ingenium, intent, life, liveliness, meaning, mettle, mood, nature, passion, psyche, purport, quintessence, resoluteness, resolution, sense, sentiment, significance, soul, sparkle, specter, spice, substance, supernatural being, temper, temperament, tenor, turn of mind, verve, vigor, vim, vital essence, vitality, vivacity, zeal
Associated concepts: spirit of the law
spiritverb actuate, animate, arouse, encourage, excitare, excite, exhilarate, exhort, impassion, impel, incitare, incite, inspire, inspirit, instigate, kindle, motivate, move, press, prod, prompt, propel, provoke, push, rouse, spur, stimulare, stimulate, stir up, urge on
See also: ardor, complexion, connotation, content, disposition, emotion, frame, gist, gravamen, inclination, life, meaning, motivate, phantom, prowess, specter, substance, tenor