In movie Sin City the actor says

The wind rises, electric. She's soft and warm and almost weightless. Her perfume is a sweet promise that brings tears to my eyes.

I don't see what electric means here. Does it modify the wind ? Is this an appositive usage here?

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Yes, it qualifies the wind, you can read the sentence as: "The wind rises, it is electric."

It is meaning number 3 of the wiktionary definition of electric :

Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.

Saying that the wind is electric is a way of qualifying the emotions the wind at this particular moment produces on people: it electrifies them, makes them maybe agitated, maybe thrilled, excited...

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