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 for zeitgeist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zeitgeist \Zeit"geist`\, n. [G.; zeit time + geist spirit. See
     Tide, n.; Ghost, n.]
     The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral
     state or temper characteristic of any period of time.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age
           or generation

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