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Vigorous


VIG'OROUS, adjective

1. Full of physical strength or active force; strong; lusty; as a vigorous youth; a vigorous body.

2. Powerful; strong; made by strength, either of body or mind; as a vigorous attack; vigorous exertions. The enemy expects a vigorous campaign.

The beginnings of confederacies have been vigorous and successful.