élan (French) n a combination of style and vigour he performed the concerto with élan (C19: from French, from élancer to throw forth, ultimately from Latin lancea lance)
élan vital (French)
n a creative principle held by Henri Bergson to be present in all organisms and responsible for evolution
(literally: vital impetus)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
animation, brio, dash, esprit, flair, impetuosity, panache, spirit, style, verve, vigour, vivacity, zest
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