If your new puppy runs all over the house, jumps on the furniture, and enthusiastically chews up your socks, you may congratulate yourself on your new pup's vigor, or lively sense of energy.

Aside from mental or physical vitality, the noun vigor can be applied to an imaginative style of thought or expression and also to a forceful intensity. "The jury was not only willing to acquit the defendant, but also nominate him for sainthood, by the time his attorney had delivered, with vigor, an impassioned plea for his client's innocence."

Definitions of vigor
  1. noun
    forceful exertion
    synonyms: energy, vigour, zip
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    athleticism, strenuosity
    intense energy
    type of:
    force, forcefulness, strength
    physical energy or intensity
  2. noun
    active strength of body or mind
    synonyms: dynamism, heartiness, vigour
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    type of:
    the property of being physically or mentally strong
  3. noun
    an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
    synonyms: energy, muscularity, vigour, vim
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    verve, vitality
    an energetic style
    light, spark, sparkle, twinkle
    merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    type of:
    life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness
    animation and energy in action or expression
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