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Word: vivacious

Definition: lively or animated; sprightly


Sentences Containing 'vivacious'

During most of this short dialogue, when he had not been speaking in a wild vivacious manner, he had sat idly beating on the lump of coal with the poker.
For this part of the Indian Ocean through which we then were voyaging is not what whalemen call a lively ground; that is, it affords fewer glimpses of porpoises, dolphins, flying-fish, and other vivacious denizens of more stirring waters, than those off the Rio de la Plata, or the in-shore ground off Peru.
Gangadhar was a vivacious, handsome boy in childhood.
He found changing from one character to the other difficult. Chopra described her character Sweety as "feisty and vivacious", like herself in real life.
He had improved his own spirits, no less than Mrs. Gummidge's, for they were again at their usual flow, and he was full of vivacious conversation as we went along.
Hiatt's personality was vivacious, yet "modest, almost to the point of being shy."
If you yourself can withstand three cheers at beholding these vivacious fish, then heaven help ye; the spirit of godly gamesomeness is not in ye.
Lucy (Linara Washington) is pretty and vivacious while she works long hours as a seamstress in a sweatshop, dreaming to open her own dress shop.
More than any other Spanish dramatist, Alarcón was preoccupied with ethical aims, and his gift of dramatic presentation is as brilliant as his dialogue is natural and vivacious.
No vivacious Bacchanalian flame leaped out of the pressed grape of Monsieur Defarge: but, a smouldering fire that burnt in the dark, lay hidden in the dregs of it.
The simpler the proportion is, the more sublime will be the impression, and the more complicated, the livelier and more vivacious the effect.
The subdued character she played was such a dramatic contrast to her previous, vivacious character, that she won another Academy Award. However, she would later remark that by winning two consecutive Oscars, "nothing worse could have happened to me," as audience expectations from then on would be too high to fulfill.
Though truly vivacious, tumultuous, ostentatious little Flask would now and then stamp with impatience; but not one added heave did he thereby give to the negro's lordly chest.

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