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animus (AN-uh-muhs) noun
1. Hostility; ill will.
2. Purpose; disposition; governing spirit.
3. In Jungian psychology, the masculine part of a woman's personal unconscious.
[From Latin animus (spirit, mind).]
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"The NDP rebels have no great personal animus toward McDonough. It is the weight of logic that is carrying them." Lawrence Martin; Alexa's Turn: NDP Braces For Blood Bath; Halifax Daily News (Canada); Jun 8, 2001.
"First, writer Gavin McInnes reserves his only consistent animus for one category: sandaled men. Otherwise he is an equal-opportunity hater." Doug Harvey; Materialistic Fetishism Reconsidered; LA Weekly; Dec 24-30, 2004.
A teacher who is attempting to teach, without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on a cold iron. -Horace Mann, educational reformer (1796-1859)
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