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verve

verve

 
pronunciation:
vuhrv
part of speech: noun
definition: energetic enthusiasm; liveliness.
Whereas her brother had a sluggish nature, she had tremendous verve and was always ready to take up or encourage a new endeavor.
synonyms:
energy, go, sparkle, vim
similar words:
animation, bounce, dash, dynamism, enthusiasm, exuberance, force, initiative, life, spirit, vigor, vitality, warmth, zest, zip