sprightliness :

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  • n  animation and energy in action or expression

  • It still had traces of gay cynicism, Gallic sprightliness and wit.
  • Injecting pituitary serum into docile, doddering rats, he noticed that they grew hair, an appetite, and sprightliness.
  • He kept his own counsel, shunning Harlem's high society and enjoying the company of his wife Lucille, a former beauty parlor operator whose sprightliness contrasted with his own .

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