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Enthusiastic vigor and stylish elegance
Common clues: Verve; Dash; Flair; Gusto;
Panache; Liveliness; Zeal; Pizazz; Blithe spirit; Exuberance; Joie de vivre; Vivacity; Oomph; Brio
Crossword puzzle frequency: Once a month
Frequency in English language: 37360 / 86800
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Joie de vivre (from the French joie, "joy"; de, "of"; vivre, "to live, living") is a term used to express a cheerful enjoyment of life. Joie de vivre, as one scholar has written, "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a Weltanschauung. Robert's Dictionnaire says joie is sentiment exaltant ressenti par toute la conscience, that is, involves one's whole being."

Grützner's depiction of Falstaff, a literary character well known for his joie de vivre, or elan.

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