viva-, vivi-, vivo-, viv-

(Latin: life, alive)

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
—Soren Kierkegaard
antivivisection (s) (noun), antivivisections (pl)
A movement to stop the use of living animals for experimentation: There are some laws consisting of antivivisections which are meant to protect creatures from brutal and merciless treatment in medical and scientific research and in the handling of and the slaughter of animals for human consumption.
antivivisectionism (s) (noun), antivivisectionsms (pl)
An opposition to the use of living animals for biological research.
antivivisectionist (s) (noun), antivivisectionists (pl)
Someone who opposes any form of live animal experimentation.
bon vivant (s) (noun), bon vivants (pl)
A person who has refined tastes and who enjoys the luxuries of life; especially, in superb food and drink: Mr. and Mrs. Smithson, known as bon vivants by their neighbors, went on a cruise every year, had a first class veranda, or balcony, with deck chairs, and fantastic meals served in a gorgeous dining room.
Someone who enjoys good food and drink and lives luxuriousllly.
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convivial (adjective), more convivial, most convivial
1. Relating to the pleasures of associating with good company.
2. A reference to being fond of feasting, drinking, and being sociable.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin convivialis; from Latin convivium, "a feast"; from convivere, "to carouse together"; from com-, "together" + vivere, "to live".

Convivial means "jovial, sociable", and "cheerful"; as in charismatic, except that convivial doesn't necessarily mean personal magnetism; but rather, an ability to enjoy oneself.

convivialist (s) (noun), convivialists (pl)
1. Someone who is friendly and agreeable; such as, a convivial atmosphere.
2. Anyone who is fond of feasting, drinking, and being with merry company; jovial.
conviviality (s) (noun), convivialities (pl)
1. A jovial, sociable, friendly, and lively disposition or nature.
2. The good humor and festivity indulged in during occasions of celebration.
3. Etymology: derived from Latin convivium, "banquet"; from com- + vivere, "to live".
convivially (adverb), more convivially, most convivially
Relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company: Gordon and Mariam were convivially hosting their wedding celebration with their family members and mutual friends.
covivant (verb), covivants; covivanted; covivanting
1. To live together without being married: Jill and Leo have been covivanting for the last 10 years.
2. Etymology: from Latin co- (a form of com-), "with, together" + vivere "to live."

The term covivant, was created by Richard Lederer, a former English teacher, author and columnist and is in Lederer's words.

Fashioned from the Latin co-, "together" and the French vivant, "living."

Covivant is bilingually enduring and endearing. Its Latin form communicates a sense of permanence and stability, and its Frenchness lend the perfume of romance.

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Dum vivo, spero.
While I live, I hope.
In hac spe vivo.
In this hope, I live.
in vivo
In or upon a living organism.

Opposite of in vitro.

joie de vivre (s) (noun) (no plural)
A feeling of happiness or excitement about life: Shirley's 90 year old grandmother is admired for her energy, gaiety, and joie de vivre.
A zest and joy in living.
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Mihi vivere Christus est.
For me, Christ is life.

A motto of St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, New York, USA.

modus vivendi (MOH duhs vi VEN dee) (noun), modi vivendi (MOH dee vi VEN dee) (pl)
1. A way of living, a way of life; a way of getting along together: Any modus vivendi is a compromise or living arrangements between people of differing interests or opinions.
2. The temporary arrangement between two or more parties, or countries, to enable them to get along together, pending a full settlement of a dispute: The nations worked out a modus vivendi in order to avoid war.

There are some authorities who maintain that modus vivendi should describe only a truce between disputing parties until there is a settlement of their disagreements.

3. Etymology: a Latin phrase which means "manner of living" in English.
A temporary way of living or having a special arrangement.
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Related life, live-word units: anima-; bio-; -cole; vita-.