Word of the Day – Pep

By January 26, 2020Word of the Day

Pep (noun/verb)

pep

Energy and high spirits; liveliness./To make something more lively or interesting.

Early 20th century abbreviation of pepper.

Example sentences

“He was fired up and full of pep.”

“I needed him to pep me up!”

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