Friday, 11th January 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : vi-váy-she-ess
1. exhibiting or characterized by liveliness and high-spiritedness
2. full of animation and spirit
3. vigorous and animated
4. very brisk, alert and full of high spirits
Mid-17th century - Latin vivac -lively, long-lived - vivus
active, alert, animate, animated, bouncy, brash, breezy, bubbling, cheerful, ebullient, effervescent, exuberant, fireball, frolicsome, gay, go-go, grooving, happy, high-spirited, hyper, jolly, jumping, keen, light-hearted, merry, playful, red hot, rocking, scintillating, sparkling, spirited, sportive, sprightly, swinging, upbeat, vibrant, vital, zesty
boring, dull, unattractive, unhappy, dispirited, lethargic, lifeless, slothlike, sluggish, spiritless
A racehorse is usually vivacious as it is led to the starting gate.
You are lucky to have a charming and vivacious host.
Grandfather might have continued to talk in this dull manner nobody knows how long; but suspecting that Charley would find the subject rather dry, he looked sidewise at that vivacious little fellow, and saw him give an involuntary yawn.
We enjoyed a vivacious folk dance when we went to India.
Go to The A Word A Day Index