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convivial

showing jovial good fellowship

vivacious

full of the joy of living; animated; peppy

vivid

possessing the freshness of life; strong; sharp; life-like

revive

bring back to life

vivisection

operating on a live animal; discover causes and cures of disease

Antivivisectionists

object to the procedure, though many of our most important medical discoveries were made through vivisection.

parent

person who gives birth

viviparous

producing live babies

oviparous

producing young from eggs

oval

egg-shaped

oviod

synonym for oval; egg-shaped

ovum

the female germ cell which, when fertilized by a sperm, develops into an embryo

fetus

a baby turns into this after being an embryo

ova

plural for ovum

ovary

female reproductive gland that generates eggs

ovulate

to release an egg from the ovary

vital

essential to life; or crucial importance

vitalize

to give life to

revitalize

to restore life to

devitalize

to rob of life, to take life from

vitamin

one of the many nutritional compounds on which life is dependent

joie de vivre

literally joy of living, this phrase describes an immense delight in being alive, an effervescent keenness for all the daily activities that human beings indulge in (people who possess joie de vivre are never moody, depressed, bored, or apathetic — on the contrary, they are full of sparkle, eager to engage in all group activities, and, most important, always seem to be having a good time, no matter what they're doing)

ennui

a feeling of boredom, discontent, or weariness resulting sometimes from having a jaded, oversophisticated appetite.

bon vivant

a person who lives luxuriously, especially in respect to rich food, good liquor, expensive theater parties, operas, and other accoutrements of upper-class life; convivial; gourmet

gourmet

one who has a keen interest in food and liquor, but is much more fastidious, is more of a connoisseur, has a most discerning palate for delicate tastes, flavors, and differences; goes in for rare delicacies

gourmand

one who enjoys food with a sensual pleasure

gourmandize

has suffered a degeneration in meaning — signifies to stuff oneself like a pig

glutton

one who eats voraciously, with no discernment whatsoever, but merely for the purpose of stuffing himself

fatigue

weariness from bodily or mental exertion

indefatigable

unable to be fatigued, having boundless, illimitable energy

ingenuous

frank, open, artless — in other words, not likely to try to put anything over on you, not apt to hide feelings or thoughts that more sophisticated persons would consider it wise, tactful, or expedient to conceal

ingenious

shrewd, clever, inventive

disingenuous

crafty, cunning, dishonest, artful, insincere, untrustworthy — all these while making a pretense of being simple, frank, and aboveboard — a wolf in sheep's clothing

naïve

one who has not learned the ways of the world, and is therefore idealistic and trusting beyond the point of safety; such idealism and trust have probably come from ignorance or inexperience

credulous

willing to believe almost anything, no matter how fantastic

credible

applied to something that can be believed

incredulous

skepticism

incredible

cannot be believed

credo

personal belief, code of ethics; the principles by which people guide their actions

creed

a close synonym of credo; in addition, a religious belief

credence

belief

credentials

a document or documents proving a person's right to a title or privilege

gullible

easily tricked, easily fooled

spectacle

something to look at

spectacles

(eyeglasses) the means by which you get a comfortable and accurate look at the world

spectacular

worth looking at

spectator

one who looks at what's happening

inspect

to look into something

retrospect

a backward look

prospect

a forward look

introspect

to look inward, examine your mental processes and emotional reactions, in the intense way characteristic of the introvert

circumspect

looking around carefully — watchful, cautious, alert

specious

appearing good or sensible, but actually not being so

conspicuous

easily seen or looked at

perspicacious

keen-minded, mentally sharp, astute

acumen

mental keenness, sharpness, quickness; keen insight.

perspicuous

easily understood from one look

acute

sharp, sudden, as acute pain, an acute attack of appendicitis, acute reasoning, senses

acupuncture

the insertion of a (sharp) needle into the body for medical purposes

punctuate

to mark, divide, or interrupt with points

punctual

right on the point of time

punctilious

exact, scrupulous, very careful to observe proper points of behavior, procedure

puncture

to make a hole with a sharp point

pungent

piercing sharply

animate

able to move voluntarily

animated

full of life or spirit; lively; vigorous

animation

liveliness; vivacity; spirit

inanimate

lifeless; spiritless; sluggish; dull

magnanimous

having such a great, noble mind or soul as to be beyond seeking petty revenge

unanimous

of one mind

equanimity

etymologically "equal (or balanced) mind" — hence, evenness or calmness of mind; composure

animus

hostility, ill will, malevolence

animosity

ill will, hostility

pusillanimous

having a tiny mind or soul, hence contemptibly petty and mean

versatile

able to turn one's hand to many things successfully

stoical

bearing pain or sorrow without complaint, meeting adversity with unflinching fortitude

stoicism

the virtue of being stoic

intrepid

exhibiting courage and fearlessness (and not a single tremble!) when confronted by dangers from which you and I would run like the cowards we are

trepidation

great fear, trembling, alarm.

scintilla

in English this may also mean a spark, but more commonly refers to a very small particle

scintillate

sparkle with charm and wit, flash brightly with humor

urbane

refined, polished, courteous, gracious, affable, cultivated, suave, tactful

urban

having to do with a city or cities

suburb

residential section, or small community, close to a large city

suburbia

may designate suburbs as a group; suburban residents

suburbanites

group living in suburbs??

interurban

between cities

intraurban

within a city

exurb

region that lies well beyond, way outside, a large city — generally inhabited by well-to-do families

exurbia

exurbs as a group; exurban residents or manners or customs

exurbanites

exburban residents

rural

relating to country or farm regions, agriculture

rustic

made of roughhewn wood, or suitable to a farmhouse; person: unsophisticated, uncouth, boorish, lacking in social graces, uncultured

rusticate

to spend time in the country, away from the turmoil and tensions of big-city life

pejorative

a word used with a derogatory connotation (*****, piggish, glutton, idiot, etc.)

vivo

root- to live

sectus

root- cut

pareo

root- to give birth

ovum

root- egg

vita

root- life

vivre

root- to live

gromet

root- valet, wine merchant

gormant

root- glutton

gluto

root- to gulp down

fatigo

root- to tire

ingenuus

root- native, inborn, honorable

nativus

root- native

credo

root- to believe

gull

root- to swallow, guzzle

specto

root- to look

per-

root- through

acuo

root- to sharpen

punctus

root- point

animus

root- mind

magnus

root- large, great

pusillus

root- tiny

verto, versus

root- to turn

stoa

root- porch

trepido

root- to tremble

scintilla

root- quick, bright spark

urbs

root- city

sub-

root- under, near, close to

inter-

root- between, among

intra-

root- inside, within

ex-

root- out, out of

rus, ruris

root- country

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