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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2012-12-23 10:23 am

Prompt #150

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Today's word is: equilibrium

e·qui·lib·ri·um [ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uh m, ek-wuh-]
noun, plural e·qui·lib·ri·ums, e·qui·lib·ri·a [-ree-uh]
1. a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces.
2. equal balance between any powers, influences, etc.; equality of effect.
3. mental or emotional balance; equanimity: The pressures of the situation caused her to lose her equilibrium.
4. Chemistry. the condition existing when a chemical reaction and its reverse reaction proceed at equal rates.

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