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vivacious


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vivacious  \Vi*va"cious\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  v['i]vax,  -acis,  fr 
  vivere  to  live.  See  {Vivid}.] 
  1.  Having  vigorous  powers  of  life;  tenacious  of  life; 
  long-lived.  [Obs.] 
 
  Hitherto  the  English  bishops  have  been  vivacious 
  almost  to  wonder.  .  .  .  But  five  died  for  the  first 
  twenty  years  of  her  [Queen  Elizabeth's]  reign. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  The  faith  of  Christianity  is  far  more  vivacious  than 
  any  mere  ravishment  of  the  imagination  can  ever  be 
  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Sprightly  in  temper  or  conduct;  lively;  merry;  as  a 
  vivacious  poet.  ``Vivacious  nonsense.''  --V.  Knox. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Living  through  the  winter,  or  from  year  to  year; 
  perennial.  [R.] 
 
  Syn:  Sprightly;  active;  animated;  sportive;  gay;  merry; 
  jocund;  light-hearted.  --  {Vi*va"cious*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Vi*va"cious*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vivacious 
  adj  :  vigorous  and  active;  "a  vibrant  group  that  challenged  the 
  system";  "a  charming  and  vivacious  hostess";  "a 
  vivacious  folk  dance"  [syn:  {vibrant}] 




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