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 for spirited
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spirited \Spir"it*ed\, a.
     1. Animated or possessed by a spirit. [Obs.] "So talked the
        spirited, sly snake." --Milton.
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     2. Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or
        fire; as, a spirited oration; a spirited answer.
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     Note: Spirited is much used in composition; as in
           high-spirited, low-spirited, mean-spirited, etc.
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     Syn: Lively; vivacious; animated; ardent; active; bold;
          courageous.
          [1913 Webster] -- Spir"it*ed*ly, adv. --
          Spir"it*ed*ness, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spirit \Spir"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spirited; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Spiriting.]
     1. To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to
        inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition
        of private men; -- sometimes followed by up.
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              Many officers and private men spirit up and assist
              those obstinate people to continue in their
              rebellion.                            --Swift.
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     2. To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by
        the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or
        off.
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              The ministry had him spirited away, and carried
              abroad as a dangerous person.         --Arbuthnot &
                                                    Pope.
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              I felt as if I had been spirited into some castle of
              antiquity.                            --Willis.
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     Spiriting away (Law), causing to leave; the offense of
        inducing a witness to leave a jurisdiction so as to evade
        process requiring attendance at trial.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spirited
      adj 1: displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness [ant:
             spiritless]
      2: marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes";
         "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance" [syn:
         bouncing, bouncy, peppy, spirited, zippy]
      3: willing to face danger [syn: game, gamy, gamey,
         gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky]
      4: made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a
         spirited debate" [syn: enlivened, spirited]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  163 Moby Thesaurus words for "spirited":
     abandoned, active, activist, activistic, acute, afire, aggressive,
     agog, alacritous, alert, alive, all agog, animate, animated, antic,
     anxious, ardent, audacious, avid, beany, bold, bouncing, bouncy,
     brave, breathless, breezy, bright, brisk, bubbly, bulldoggish,
     buoyant, burning, bursting to, cant, capersome, chipper, coltish,
     committed, courageous, dauntless, dedicated, desirous, devoted,
     devout, dynamic, eager, earnest, ebullient, effervescent,
     energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, exuberant, faithful,
     fearless, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, forceful, forcible,
     forward, frisky, frolicsome, full of beans, full of go,
     full of life, full of pep, game, gamesome, gamy, gay, go-go,
     gritty, gutsy, gutty, hearty, heated, high-spirited, hot,
     hot-blooded, impassioned, impatient, impetuous, in earnest,
     incisive, intense, intent, intent on, intrepid, keen, kinetic,
     live, lively, living, loyal, lusty, mercurial, mettlesome,
     militant, nervy, on fire, panting, passionate, peppery, peppy,
     perfervid, perky, pert, pertinacious, piquant, playful, plucky,
     poignant, prompt, pungent, quick, quicksilver, racy, raring to,
     ready, ready and willing, red-blooded, red-hot, resolute, robust,
     rollicking, rollicksome, rompish, serious, sharp, sincere,
     skittish, smacking, snappy, spanking, sparkling, spiritful,
     sportive, sprightly, spry, spunky, strenuous, strong, take-charge,
     take-over, tenacious, tough, trenchant, valiant, vehement, vibrant,
     vigorous, vital, vivacious, vivid, warm, white-hot, zealous,
     zestful, zesty, zingy, zippy
  
  

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