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

  Sprightliness \Spright"li*ness\ (-l[i^]*n[e^]s), n.
     The quality or state of being sprightly; liveliness; life;
     briskness; vigor; activity; gayety; vivacity.
     [1913 Webster]
           In dreams, observe with what a sprightliness and
           alacrity does she [the soul] exert herself! --Addison.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a
           heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
           [syn: liveliness, life, spirit, sprightliness]

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