vigour

US vigor

/ (ˈvɪɡə) /

noun

exuberant and resilient strength of body or mind; vitality
substantial effective energy or forcethe vigour of the tempest
forcefulness; intensitythe vigour of her complaints
the capacity for survival or strong healthy growth in a plant or animalhybrid vigour
the most active period or stage of life, manhood, etc; prime
mainly US legal force or effectiveness; validity (esp in the phrase in vigour)

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Word Origin for vigour

C14: from Old French vigeur, from Latin vigor activity, from vigēre to be lively
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