Emotionless and stable

equipoise
(n)
E-kwi-poyz
Meaning

1. balance

1st Sample Sentence

1. With remarkable equipoise, the cat balanced effortlessly on the narrow top of the fence.

2nd Meaning

2. mental equilibrium

2nd Sample Sentence

2. A leader must have an equipoise that allows him to appear calm in any situation.

Root

aequus (equal)#pensare (to weigh carefully, weigh out, counter-balance) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Equipoise - Break it as EQUAL +POSITION, i.e. a "state of balance" equi + pose => If you hold an equal weight in both hands you will have a better pose.

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