/anɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ - Noun
1. The state of being full of life or vigour; liveliness.
Synonyms: liveliness, spirit, high spirits, spiritedness, high-spiritedness, energy, enthusiasm, eagerness, excitement, vigour, vivacity, vivaciousness, vitality, vibrancy, exuberance, ebullience, buoyancy, bounciness, bounce, perkiness, sprightliness, verve, zest, sparkle, dash, elan, brio...
2. The technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence.