Afflatus (noun)

Definition: a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration

Encountered from A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the Airport by Charles Mcgrath.

“Ah,” he said. “The afflatus of the city’s bowels — now we’re getting into the real body of the city.”

I understand this word because he was getting inspired by the city’s buildings.

Example: The afflatus of your idol’s work inspires you to work hard.


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