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: personal charm or magnetism : glamour
: sex appeal
: punch, vitality
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beans, bounce, brio, dash, drive, dynamism, energy, esprit, gas, get-up-and-go, ginger, go, gusto, hardihood, life, moxie, pep, punch, sap, snap, starch, verve, vigor, vim, vinegar, vitality, zing, zip
lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, torpidity
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1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1
imitative of a sound made under exertion
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: a quality that makes something attractive or appealing
: power or energy
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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place
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