DEFINITION: A vigorous spirit; a great energy, style, or enthusiasm
SENTENCE: Diego was so filled with elan when he reached the top of the enormous mountain that he tried to run with his backpack on, tripped, and had to be air lifted out of the national park with a sprained ankle.
SYNONYMS: animation, flair, panache
ANTONYMS: apathy, lethargy
Part Of speech: adjective
DEFINITION: Designed or intended to teach and instruct, esp. overmuch; made to impart a moral lesson
SENTENCE: Most of the class loved George Orwell's "1984," but Julian found it heavy-handed and didactic, and thought that Orwell was just mad at government.