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ROOT-WORDS are VIV, VIVI & VITA which mean ALIVE & LIFE. They come from the Latin vita & vivus. These ROOTS lead on from the ancient barbaric practice of VIVIsepulture, to the modern barbaric practice of VIVIsection. As we travel we marvel at the VIVIparous guppy; at the salmon which gives us fish eggs for caviar. We rejoice at the discovery of VITAmins and wonder what the ancients did without this knowledge. Of course, they didn’t go to the drugstore to buy them, they just ate them in the growing foods.


1. Vital : VITA I (vite’ al) adj.

Relating to life; as, vital power


2. Vitaglass : VITA glass (vie’ ta glas) n.

A trademark for glass which allows ultraviolet rays to pass through it


3. Vitality : VITA lity (vi tal; i ty) n.

State and quality of being alive


4. Vitalize : VITA lize (vite’ al ize) v.

Endow with life; revive; vivify


5. Vitals : VITA is (vite’ alz) n.

The vital organs; essential parts; as heart, lungs, brain, liver, etc


6. Vitamin : VITA min (vite’ a min) n.

One of the essential constituents of foods


7. Vitaminize : VITA minize (vie’ ta mi nize) v.

Enrich foods by adding vitamins


8. Vitaminology : VITA minology (vie ta mi nol’ o ji) n.

Knowledge treating of the nature of vitamins


9. Vitascope : VITA scope (vite’ a skope) n.

A motion picture projector


10. Vivace : VIV ace (vee vach’ ay) adj.

In a brisk; lively; spirited manner



11. Vivacious : VIV acious (vi vay’ shus) adj.

Full of life; sprightly; as, vivacious wit


12. Vicacity : VIV acity (vi vas’ it ee) n.

Vital force; animation


13. Vivarium : VIV arium (vie var’ ee um) n.

A box, enclosed with glass, in which and animals are kept alive indoors


14. Viveur : VIV eur (vee ver’) n.

One who lives it up


15. Viviparous : VIV iparous (vie vip’ a rus) adj.

Bearing live young, not eggs


16. Vivisect : VIV isect (viv’ i sekt) v.

Cut for investigation


17. Vivisection : VIV isection (viv i sek’ shun) n.

The act of vivisecting for science


18. Vivisepulture : VIV isepulture (viv i sep’ ul tur) n.

The practice of burying people alive


19. Revive : re VIV e (re vive’) v.

Bring back to life


20. Survive : sur VIV e (Sur vive’) v.

Live through and beyond an ordeal

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