vivacity

[vi-vas-i-tee, vahy-]
noun, plural vivacities for 1.
1.
the quality or state of being vivacious.
2.
liveliness; animation; sprightliness: a people noted for their vivacity.
3.
a vivacious act or statement.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin vīvācitās, equivalent to vīvāc- (stem of vīvāx long-lived, lively, equivalent to vīv(us) alive (see vital) + -āx adj. suffix) + -i- -i- + -tās -ty2

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vivacity (vɪˈvæsɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the quality or condition of being vivacious
2.  rare (often plural) a vivacious act or expression

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vivacity
early 15c., from L. vivacitatem (nom. vivacitas) "vital force, liveliness," from vivax (gen. vivacis) "lively," also "long-lived," from vivere "to live" (see vital).
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Example sentences
His extraordinary presence, vivacity and character will be sorely missed.
He no doubt had the usual activity and vivacity that distinguishes the
  warm-blooded from the cold-blooded vertebrates.
She was known for her charm, wit, vivacity and ageless beauty.
Her vivacity and good sense of humor will remain with all who knew her.
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