The correct answer is balance.


A. thoughtfulness
B. tenderness
C. balance
D. freedom

The correct answer is (C) A balance (between opposing forces). A state of rest between equal and opposing forces or effects; a condition of balance between any opposing influences or powers. Also, the condition when a chemical reaction and its reverse action occur at the same rate.

Equilibrium comes from Latin aequilibrium, (aequi + libra [balance] + ium).

Examples of use:

  • As her foot slid out below her on the ice, she lost her equilibrium.
  • He lost his equilibrium after taking only a few steps on the narrow iron rail.

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