vim and vigor
Ebullient vitality and energy, as in He was full of vim and vigor after that swim. This redundant expression uses both vim and vigor in the sense of “energy” or “strength.”
Wednesday Winner: LackadaisicalTwo people suggested today’s Word of the Day! Both Michelle P. from Pleasanton, CA and Sandra H. from Mapplewood, NJ said lackadaisical is just not used often enough! Michele said “it’s fancy and hardly used. I think it’s a great word.” Lackadaisical means “without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic.” Submit your favorite word here and it could be chosen as one of our Word of the Day selections! …
What does “Atlantis” mean? And why is the Space Shuttle Atlantis named after something underwater?The final space shuttle mission has blasted off, launching the fascinating word mystery of “Atlantis” into our consciousness: How did the name of a mythical kingdom thousands of leagues under the sea become the moniker for a vehicle soaring thousands of miles into space? In two of Plato’s dialogues, Timaeus and Critias – both penned around 360 B.C., the Greek philosopher recites the tale of a lost …
animation, bounce, cheerfulness, ebullience, effervescence, exuberance, gaiety, happiness, jollity, liveliness, pep, zing, zip, spiritedness, agility, alertness, capability, healthiness, intensity, juice
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