vigor, vivacity

I came across this word this morning as I began reading Jose Saramago’s novel The Double: “As he puts the video away in his battered, teacher’s briefcase, Tertuliano Maximo Alfonso, with admirable brio, struggles not to reveal the displeasure provoked by the shop assistant’s gratuitous sneer…”

I’m sure I will find many more good words from this book. Stay tuned.

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