Vivacity

Vi*vac"i*ty

(?), n. [L. vivicitas: cf. F. vivacit.] The quality or state of being vivacious. Specifically: --
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(a) Tenacity of life; vital force; natural vigor. [Obs.]
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The vivacity of some of these pensioners is little less than a miracle, they lived so long.
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(b) Life; animation; spiritedness; liveliness; sprightliness; as, the vivacity of a discourse; a lady of great vivacity; vivacity of countenance.
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Syn. -- Liveliness; gayety. See Liveliness.
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Vi`van`dier"

(?), n. [OF. & F. vivandier, fr. LL. vivanda, vivenda, provisions. Cf. Viand.] In Continental armies, esp. the French, a sutler.
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Vi`van`dire"

(?), n. [F. See Viand.] In Continental armies, especially in the French army, a woman accompanying a regiment, who sells provisions and liquor to the soldiers; a female sutler.
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Vi`vant"

(?), n. [F., p. pr., living.] In mort, bridge, and similar games, the partner of dummy.
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Vi*va"ri*um

(?), n.;
pl. E. Vivariums (#), L. Vivaria (#).
[L., fr. vivarius belonging to living creatures, fr. vivus alive, living. See Vivid.] A place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals, as a park, a pond, an aquarium, a warren, etc.
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