Monday, November 12, 2012

This Week's Word - VERVE! & Synonyms

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

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 Performing with verve and vigor!


1 comment:

Heather said...

I love this, what a great feature. And I didn't know this one as well as I thought I did. ;)