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 (vĭ-vā′shəs, vī-)
Full of animation and spirit; lively: a charming and vivacious host.

[From Latin vīvāx, vīvāc-, from vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

vi·va′cious·ly adv.
vi·va′cious·ness n.
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Adv.1.vivaciously - with vivacityvivaciously - with vivacity; "he describes his adventures vivaciously"
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[vɪˈveɪʃəslɪ] ADJcon vivacidad, animadamente
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adv say, laughmunter
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(viˈveiʃəs) adjective
lively and bright. She is vivacious and attractive.
viˈvaciously adverb
viˈvaciousness noun
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There --still high elevated above the rest of the company, to whom he vivaciously cries --he seems some Turkish Muezzin calling the good people to prayers from the top of a tower.
Uncle Pumblechook, sensible of having deserved well of his fellow-creatures, said - quite vivaciously, all things considered - "Well, Mrs.
That's the notorious Monsieur George." At last she herself drove me out by coming to sit by me vivaciously and going into ecstasies over "ce cher Monsieur Mills" and that magnificent Lord X; and ultimately, with a perfectly odious snap in the eyes and drop in the voice, dragging in the name of Madame de Lastaola and asking me whether I was really so much in the confidence of that astonishing person.
There was the great French actress who had every charm but youth, chatting vivaciously with a tall, pale-faced man whose French seemed to be as perfect as his attitude was correct.
The big wheels of hansoms turned slowly along the edge of side-walks; a pale-faced youth strolled, overcome by weariness, by the side of his stick and with the tails of his overcoat flapping gently near his heels; horses stepped gingerly on the greasy pavement, tossing their heads; two young girls passed by, talking vivaciously and with shining eyes; a fine old fellow strutted, red-faced, stroking a white moustache; and a line of yellow boards with blue letters on them approached us slowly, tossing on high behind one another like some queer wreckage adrift upon a river of hats.
'Then you're a cruel man,' said the matron vivaciously, as she held out her hand for the beadle's cup; 'and a very hard-hearted man besides.'
I have seen in his face a far different expression from that which hardens it now while she is so vivaciously accosting him; but then it came of itself: it was not elicited by meretricious arts and calculated manoeuvres; and one had but to accept it--to answer what he asked without pretension, to address him when needful without grimace--and it increased and grew kinder and more genial, and warmed one like a fostering sunbeam.
" I was continuing with caution when she struck out vivaciously for immediate assent.
'Oh, they meant no harm,' he said; and as I stared he corrected himself, 'Not exactly.' Then vivaciously,
Greeks were everywhere--swarthy men in sea-boots and tam-o'-shanters, hatless women in bright colors, hordes of sturdy children, and all speaking in outlandish voices, crying shrilly and vivaciously with the volubility of the Mediterranean.
That is the reason why chemicals are tested vivaciously at CRIG before approval, and, my lord, to produce large quantities of cocoa in a given country, if care is not taken, there will be indiscriminate damage to the environment by reckless use of molecules, and that is why we have to be going through all these processes.
Rene Rose Labasan The vivaciously smart Linda Legaspi, MaryLindbert president and CEO, warmly welcomed everyone.