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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: vivax 'living a long time, vivacious', from vivere; VIVID

vivacious

adjective
     
vi‧va‧cious
someone, especially a woman, who is vivacious has a lot of energy and a happy attractive manner - used to show approval [= lively]:
a vivacious personality
vivaciously adverb
vivaciousness noun [uncountable]
vivacity noun [uncountable]

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