Pronounce it like 'enemy'us. So, our enemies are always hostile towards us.
relate it with "animal"(feeling like a raging bull)
animus sounds like animals...just imagine that if u dont like animals...then obviously when u see them u will be irritated and it may lead to a feeling of hostility
ANIMUS<===> à¤¦à¥à¤µà¥‡à¤·/à¤µà¤¿à¤°à¥‹à¤§ (pr. \\dveSh/virodh \\ )[Noun] Example:They showed strong animus against NATO action.