foci (part of speech: noun)
foci, kernels, polestars, magnets, souls, essences, cores, hubs, plenums, asymptotes, rallies, funnels, intersections, forums, bottlenecks, lodestars, crossings, nuclei, hearts, cruxes, gatherings, spirits, centers, axles, lures
synopses (part of speech: noun)
- As a result, varying lists of abstract nouns and phrases have been advanced to constitute epitomes of the principles of war. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
- Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis, with some epitomes of Homer, were the chief sources of information. - "A Short History of French Literature", George Saintsbury.
- The difficulty of writing historical epitomes which are either accurate or readable is well known and to outline the events which have occurred in the vast area called India during the last 2500 years is a specially arduous task, for it is almost impossible to frame a narrative which follows the fortunes of the best known Hindu kingdoms and also does justice to the influence of southern India and Islam. - "Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch", Charles Eliot.