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viva

noun [C] uk   /ˈvaɪ.və/ (also viva voce,   /ˌvaɪ.vəˈvəʊ.si/    /-ˈvoʊ-/) specialized us  
a spoken exam for a university qualificationExams, tests and exercises
(Definition of viva noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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