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levity

Roget category 320

3. Words relating to matter
3.1. Matter in general
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#320. Levity

noun

levitylightness etc. adj. — imponderability, buoyancy, volatility.
feather, dust, mote, down, thistle, down, flue, cobweb, gossamer, straw, cork, bubble, balloonfloat, buoyether, air.
leaven, ferment, barm, yeast.
lighter-than-air balloon, helium balloon, hydrogen balloon, hot air balloon.
convection, thermal draft, thermal.

verb

be light etc. adj. — float, rise, swim, be buoyed up.
render light etc. adj. — lighten, leaven.

adjective

light, subtile, airyimponderous, imponderableastatic, weightless, ethereal, sublimatedgossamerysuberose, suberousuncompressed, volatilebuoyant, floating etc. v. — portable.
light as a feather, light as a thistle, light as airlighter than airrise like a balloon, float like a balloon



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