V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. physical or mental balance; 2. a situation of balance

Synonyms: balance, stability, poise, composure

Antonyms: imbalance, instability

Tips: Equilibrium has the Latin word libra, or "balance" as its root. This is also the root of the word deliberate, which means "to weigh or balance" opinions or facts.

Usage Examples:

Rollercoaster rides that turn you upside-down can temporarily upset your equilibrium and make you dizzy. (balance)

They will be happier if they can restore a routine and a bit of equilibrium to their hectic lives. (balance, stability, calm)

When I first started my presentation I felt dizzy and nervous, but once I re-established my equilibrium, everything went great. (stability, balance, poise)

They have managed a wonderful sense of equilibrium in their marriage because they are a true team. (balance, stability)

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