(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. vitalness, essence; soul; ghost, fairy, angel, demon; disposition, temper, mood, humor; energy, vivacity, élan, verve, intrepidity, enthusiasm, dash, gallantry, intent; (pl.) [hard] liquor. See meaning, activity, vigor, feeling, cheerfulness, drinking, intellect.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Life]
Syn. breath, vitality, animation; see life 1 .
2. [Soul]
Syn. psyche, essence, substance; see soul 2 .
3. [A supernatural being]
Syn. specter, vision, apparition, specter; see ghost 1 , 2 , god 1 , goddess .
4. [Courage]
Syn. boldness, ardor, enthusiasm; see courage 1 .
5. [A form of alcohol; often plural ]
Syn. distillation, spiritous liquor, hard liquor; see drink 2 .
6. [Feeling; often plural ]
Syn. disposition, temper, humor, tenor; see feeling , mood 1 .
7. [Intent or meaning]
Syn. genius, quality, sense; see character 1 , meaning .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. soul consciousness, anima, life breath, mind, psyche, self, heart, ego. ''The life of God within us.''—Saint Teresa. ''A vital breath of more ethereal air.''—H.W. Longfellow. ''An inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.''— Margot Asquith.
2. ghost phantom, phantasm, spook, apparition, specter, poltergeist, shadow, supernatural entity, wraith, presence.
3. mood disposition, frame of mind, attitude, humor, feeling, temper, morale, tone, outlook.
4. liveliness vigor, vitality, vivacity, energy, animation, enthusiasm, eagerness, zeal, ardor, courage, bravery.
5. meaning intention, intent, sense, aim, purpose.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The vital principle or animating force within living beings: breath, divine spark, élan vital, life force, psyche, soul, vital force, vitality. See BODY. 2. The essential being of a person, regarded as immaterial and immortal: soul. See BE. 3. A supernatural being, such as a ghost: apparition, bogey, bogeyman, bogle, eidolon, ghost, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, revenant, shade, shadow, specter, visitant, wraith. Informal: spook. Regional: haunt. See BEINGS, SUPERNATURAL. 4. The most central and material part: core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, pith, quintessence, root1, soul, stuff, substance. Law: gravamen. See BE. 5. A temporary state of mind or feeling. Used in plural: frame of mind, humor, mood, temper, vein. See FEELINGS. 6. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner: animation, bounce, brio, dash, élan, esprit, life, liveliness, pertness, sparkle, verve, vigor, vim, vivaciousness, vivacity, zip. Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness. Slang: oomph. See ACTION. 7. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely: braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, heart, intrepidity, intrepidness, mettle, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, stoutheartedness, undauntedness, variance, valiancy, valiantness, valor. Informal: spunk, spunkiness. Slang: gut (used in plural), gutsiness, moxie. See FEAR. 8. A prevailing quality, as of thought, behavior, or attitude: climate, mood, temper, tone. See ATTITUDE. II verb To bring in or take out secretly: smuggle, sneak. See MOVE.

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