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nova

noun: a star that increases thousands of times in brightness and then fades

novice

noun: a person new to any field; a beginner

neoclassical

noun: a revival of the literary, architectural, musical, and artistic forms that are considered a standard or model, and therefore "classical"

neologism

noun: a new word, phrase, or expression, or a new meaning for an old word

neophyte

noun: 1) a recent convert
2) a newly ordained priest or member of a religious order
3) a beginner; a novice

animus

noun: 1) a powerful feeling of hostility or antagonism; hatred
2) an animating spirit

equanimity

noun: composure and calm in stressful conditions; equilibrium

pusillanimous

adj: cowardly; fearful

ether

noun: 1) the regions of space beyond the earth's atmosphere; the heavens
2) a highly flammable liquid anesthetic

ethereal

adj: 1) spirit-like in lightness and delicacy
2) Heavenly; celestial

diaphanous

adj: allowing light to show through; translucent; delicate

epiphany

noun: 1) a revelatory manifestation of a divine being
2) a revelation; a flash of understanding of the true nature of something
3) (capitalized) a Christian festival

phantasm

noun: a phantom; an apparition; something unreal, as in a dream or a vision

sycophant

noun: a flatterer seeking favors or gain; a servile self-seeker

aspiration

noun: 1) strong desire for achievement; ambition toward a long-range goal
2) expulsion of break in speaking

dispirited

adj: dejected; discouraged; gloomy

hyperbole

noun: an exaggeration; a figure expressing excess

hyperborean

adj: 1) far north; arctic
2) very cold; frigid

hyperventilation

noun: the condition of taking abnormally fast, deep breaths

vent

1) noun: an outlet; an opening for passage of liquids, fumes, or sometimes air
2) verb: to utter; to express, especially in relieving strong feelings

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