vivacious \ və-ˈvā-shəs , vī- \ adjective
: vigorous and animated
The word vivacious has appeared in 29 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 22 in “‘I Have to Look at It as a Blessing’: Mourning in a Pandemic” by Jill Cowan:
Ms. Walter grew up in New York State, where she and Mr. Walter met at a mixer not long after they graduated from high school. She wore a red dress, Mr. Walter recalled, and he saw her from across the room. He took her for pizza after the dance and, he said, pausing to laugh quietly, “the rest is history.”
Friends and family members remembered Ms. Walter — she answered to Pat, Patti or “Hey you” — as a vivacious “people person,” a woman who had a way of making you “feel like you were the most important person in the world whenever you were around her,” as one family member posted on an online memorial guest book.