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1‘full of pep after the holidays’
dynamism, life, go, energy, spirit, liveliness, animation, bounce, sparkle, effervescence, fizz, verve, spiritedness, ebullience, high spirits, enthusiasm, initiative, vitality, vivacity, fire, dash, panache, elan, snap, zest, zeal, exuberance, vigour, gusto, drive, push, brio
informal feistiness, get-up-and-go, gumption, oomph, pizzazz, vim, zing, zip
‘the turbocharger is designed to pep up performance’
improve, enliven, animate, liven up, put new life into, put some life into, invigorate, vitalize, revitalize, vivify, ginger up, energize, electrify, galvanize, put some spark into, stimulate, get something going, add zest to, perk up, brighten up, cheer up
season, spice, add spice to, pepper, leaven, flavour, add flavouring to
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