John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC


Vivacious means "full of life," it can be traced back to the Latin verb "vivere," meaning "to live." The word was created around the mid-17th century using the Latin adjective "vivax," meaning "long-lived, vigorous, or high-spirited." Other descendants of "vivere" in English include "survive," "revive," and "victual"—all of which came to life during the 15th century—and "vivid" and "convivial," both of which surfaced around the same time as "vivacious." Somewhat surprisingly, the word "live" is not related; it comes to us from the Old English word "libban."

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Midriff.  The "riff" in "midriff" comes from Old English "hrif" ("belly, womb"). "Hrif" is akin to Old High German "href" ("womb") and probably also to Latin "corpus" ("body").

Your success and happiness lies in you.

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller.