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vigour

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Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
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Etymology

From Old English vigour, vigor; Old French vigor, vigur, vigour; French vigueur, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vigor, from vigeo (thrive, flourish). See vegetable, vigil.

Noun

Singular
vigour

Plural
-

vigour (-)
  1. Active strength or force of body or mind; capacity for exertion, physically, intellectually, or morally; force; energy.
    • The vigor of this arm was never vain. Dryden.
  2. Strength or force in animal or force in animal or vegetable nature or action; as, a plant grows with vigor.
  3. Strength; efficacy; potency.
    • But in the fruithful earth ... His beams, unactive else, their vigor find. Milton.

Usage notes

Vigor and its derivatives commonly imply active strength, or the power of action and exertion, in distinction from passive strength, or strength to endure.

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Verb

Infinitive
to vigour

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to vigour (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To invigorate.

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