One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I felt much more perky after I put the phone down’
cheerful, lively, vivacious, animated, bubbly, effervescent, bouncy, bouncing, spirited, high-spirited, in high spirits, cheery, merry, buoyant, ebullient, exuberant, jaunty, frisky, sprightly, spry, bright, sunny, jolly, full of the joys of spring, sparkly, pert
informal full of beans, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, chirpy, chipper
North American informal sassy, saucy, peppy
archaic perk, as lively as a grig, as merry as a grig, wick
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