vi⋅va⋅cious  [vi-vey-shuhs, vahy-] –adjective lively; animated; gay; Sprightly in temper or conduct; merry vexed  [vekst] –adjective 1. irritated; annoyed: vexed at the slow salesclerks. 2. much discussed or disputed: a vexed question. 3. tossed about, as waves. vix⋅en  [vik-suhn] –noun 1. a female fox. 2. an ill-tempered or quarrelsome woman.