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Nov 6, 2012
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Words to describe people

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emulous
vegete
nonesuch
pervicacious
cautelous

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vegete

PRONUNCIATION:
(vuh-JEET)

MEANING:
adjective: Lively; active; vigorous.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vegere (to enliven). Ultimately from the Indo-European root weg- (to be strong or lively), which also gave us vigor, velocity, and vegetable. Earliest documented use: 1639.

USAGE:
"I love to be my own master, when my spirits are prompt, when my brain is vegete and apt for thought."
Ralph Waldo Emerson's Journal; Jul 10, 1828.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilisation. -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)

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