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verve (s) (noun)
1. Vigor, energy, spirit, or enthusiasm; especially in the expression of artistic ideas.
2. Lively, vigorous spirit; vitality.
3. Etymology: "a special talent in writing"; from French verve, "enthusiasm"; especially, pertaining to the arts, in Old French "caprice, odd humor, proverb"; probably from Gallo-Romance verva, from Latin verba, "(whimsical) words", plural of verbum, "word".
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