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vigorous

adjective uk   /ˈvɪɡ.ər.əs/ us    /-ɚ-/
very forceful or energetic: a vigorous debate There has been vigorous opposition to the proposals for a new road. He takes plenty of vigorous exercise.Energetic and lively healthy and strong: Cutting the bush back in the autumn will help promote vigorous growth in the spring.Fit and healthy
vigorously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Energetic and lively
(Definition of vigorous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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