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GRE vocabulary: animus

Definition of animus (noun) - feeling of hatred; resentment; animosity; hostility

Example sentences with this word:
  • Because the nation is seen as only partially liberated, and particularly by the membership of the largest party Fianna Fail, the animus of the national-popular consciousness is focused on this issue, to the detriment of class-based politics.
  • From a different position, independently arrived at and much less troubling, the animus was to be shared lifelong by Robert Graves.

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