Lesson 10- The Roots –corp- (body) and -anim- (soul) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. animus corpulent corpus corpuscle equanimity 6. inanimate 7. incorporate 8. incorporeal 9. magnanimous 10. pusillanimous 1. Animus (noun) a. b. A feeling of animpsity; bitter hostility or hatred. An intention or purpose; moving spirit behind an action. Ex: His animus toward his enemy made him refuse any attempts at reconciliation. 2. corpulent (adj) a. Having a large overweight body; obese. Related Word: corpulence Ex: Shrek has a very corpulent physique. The Dr. did not think her corpulence was attractive; rather he felt it was dangerous to her health. 3. Corpus (noun) a. b. c. A large collection of writings of a specific kind or a specific subject. A human or animal body, especially when dead. A structure constituting the main part of an organ. Ex: The scholar made a thorough study of the corpus of sixteenth century Italian literature. 4. corpuscle (noun) a. b. A cell, such as a blood or lymph cell, in a liquid, as distinguished from a cell fixed in tissue. A minute globular particle. Related Word: corpuscular Ex: Corpuscles provide oxygen for cartilage and bone tissue. 5. equanimity (noun) a. The quality of being calm and eventempered; composure. Ex: Nothing disturbs Adela’s equanimity, not even the trying antics of her five-year-old brother. 6. inanimate (adj) a. b. c. Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms. Not exhibiting life; appearing lifeless or dead. Not animated or energetic; dull; listless. Related Words: inanimately; inanimateness. Ex: Lester has the habit of talking to inanimate objects, such as this typewriter and his car. 7. incorporate (verb) a. b. c. d. To unite with or blend indistinguishably into something already in existence. To cause to merge or combine together into a united whole. To become united into an organized body To form a legal corporation. Ex: The members of the club incorporated three new laws into their constitution. 8. incorporeal (adj) a. b. Lacking material form or substance. Intangible, as a legal right or patent. Ex: In Macbeth an incorporeal being, Banquo’s ghost, appears at a great banquet and is seen by Macbeth. 9. magnanimous (adj) a. Noble of mind and heart, especially generous in forgiving; unselfish; gracious. Related Words: magnanimously; magnanimity. Ex: After the tennis match, the magnanimous victor ran to the net to congratulate her opponent. 10. pusillanimous (adj) a. cowardly; lacking courage. Related Word: pusillanimity The pusillanimous athlete made a habit of criticizing his teammates when he talked to reporters.