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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.
This week's theme: verbs.
I am no more humble than my talents require. -Oscar Levant, composer (1906-1972)