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A.Word.A.Day--vivify

vivify (VIV-i-FY) verb tr.

1. To endow with life; animate.

2. To impart vitality or liveliness.

[From Latin vivus (alive) via Late Latin vivificare.]

"Yet how could artists vivify culture with `sympathies and admirations' if they felt out of step with their place and time." Jackson Lears, The Golden Age, The New Republic (Washington), Aug 21, 2000.

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