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(Part 3 of 4: smoking and anti-smoking, or anti-tobacco, have been in conflict for more than a century regarding those who smoke)
(Samples of ancient beard and male and female hair styles)
(Latin: animating, enlivening; vigorous, vigor, active; to be alive, activity, to quicken; then a quickening action of growing; a specific sense of "plant cultivated for food, edible herb, or root" is first recorded in 1767; the differences between the meanings from its original links with "life, liveliness" was completed in the early twentieth century, when vegetable came to be used for an "inactive person".)