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vivacious

vi·va·cious

vivacious

 
 
pronunciation:
vih veI shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: full of life and spirit; animated.
The vivacious tour guide charmed everyone and easily held our attention throughout the tour.
synonyms:
alive, animated, effervescent, lively, spirited, sprightly, vital
antonyms:
frumpy, languid, quiet, reserved, restrained
similar words:
bright, bubbly, buoyant, ebullient, frisky, frolicsome, gay, high-spirited, jaunty, jolly, live, playful, vivid
derivations: vivaciously (adv.), vivaciousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word vivacious contains the following parts:
-acious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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The suffix -acious forms adjectives from Latinate nouns ending in "-acity," "-acy," or "-ce." Most common adjectives ending in -acious have a corresponding noun form ending in "-acity."