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spirited adj
1 displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness [ant: spiritless]
2 marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance" [syn: bouncing, bouncy, peppy, zippy]
3 willing to face danger [syn: game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spunky]
4 made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a spirited debate" [syn: enlivened]

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  1. Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.
  2. Behaving in a specified way that has a particular feeling, mood, or character.

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