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vigour

(US), vigor
1. the capacity for survival or strong healthy growth in a plant or animal
2. Chiefly US legal force or effectiveness; validity (esp in the phrase in vigour)
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you remarked that we were all active, vigorous and armed.
With this simple instance of vanity, in its primitive but vigorous state, we shall close our remarks on the Root Diggers.
I believe what I see, monsieur; I see a vigorous, energetic man, full of presence of mind, the best soldier in France, perhaps; and this personage cannot persuade me the least in the world that you stand in need of rest.
Energetic, vigorous, brave, intelligent, the best soldier in the army
The depressions in the soil are covered with a black, rich loam, on which there is a vigorous vegetation.
Even when climate, for instance extreme cold, acts directly, it will be the least vigorous, or those which have got least food through the advancing winter, which will suffer most.
When we reflect on this struggle, we may console ourselves with the full belief, that the war of nature is not incessant, that no fear is felt, that death is generally prompt, and that the vigorous, the healthy, and the happy survive and multiply.
3) Dramatic, including not merely the drama but all poetry of vigorous action.
In the expressions of both faces was to be seen vigorous, young, freshly awakened love.
Light housework, such as vacuuming and clothes washing, was regarded as moderate activity, while heavy housework, such as scrubbing floors, or "fast dancing" was regarded as vigorous activity.
Researchers found that "active" individuals (defined as participating in vigorous exercise for more than 60 minutes per week) had significantly less disability, compared to their inactive peers (defined as those who engaged in vigorous exercise for 60 minutes or less per week).
VIGOROUS exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer by almost a third, a study has found.