I love this week's word, and most everyone has the heard the word, both spoke and written. It's a jaunty word with wonderful synonyms (don't forget to check them out below).
noun - ˈvərv
1. Archaic: special ability or talent;
2. the spirit and enthusiasm animating artistic composition or performance; vivacity.
Origin: French, from Middle French, caprice, from Old French, word, gossip, from Vulgar Latin verva, from Latin verba, plural of verbum word.
First Known Use: 1697
Synonyms: activity, ardor, dash, drive, endurance, fire, force, forcefulness, get-up-and-go, go, gumption, gusto, hardihood, intensity, juice, liveliness, moxie*, passion, pep, pizzazz, pluck, power, punch, sparkle, spirit, spunk, stamina, steam, strength, toughness, vigor, vim, virility, vitality, zeal, zest, zing, zip, élan
Antonyms: Antonyms: drab, dullness, frumpiness
Performing with verve and vigor!