Sometimes, maybe when you're craving bratwurst or a foamy hefeweizen, you want a good sturdy German word like zeitgeist, literally "time-spirit." (It looks a bit like poltergeist, literally "noisy spirit" or "noisy ghost.")
This is German for "time spirit," or less literally, "spirit of the age."
"Over the weekend, an organization in Brooklyn called the Interference Archive gave away about five thousand stickers, three thousand printed posters, [and] a thousand buttons...in the form of mottoes like 'Don’t Mourn, Organize.' MacPhee, [speaking for the organization], is a believer in the ability of political images to send ripples through the Zeitgeist."
Explain the meaning of "zeitgeist" without saying "spirit of the times" or "mood of the period."
Fill in the blanks: "(Read, watch, or listen to) _____, and you'll sense the zeitgeist of (a particular time period)."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. A near opposite of ZEITGEIST is