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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Vig"or*ous
  1. Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant."Famed for his valor, young, At sea successful, vigorous and strong." [Waller.]
  2. Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a vigorous prosecution of a war."The beginnings of confederacies have been always vigorous and successful." [Davenant.]

Etymology: Cf. OF. vigoros, F. vigoureux, LL. vigorosus

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  1. Characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity ("a vigorous hiker", "gave her skirt a vigorous shake", "a vigorous campaign", "a vigorous foreign policy", and "vigorous opposition to the war")
  2. Strong and active physically or mentally ("a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback")

From Anglo-Norman vigrus, from Old French vigoros (French vigoureux), from Medieval Latin vigorosus, from Latin vigor.

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Past life for Vigorous born Feb 5, 1968

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 1575. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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