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verve (noun) energy, enthusiasm and excitement.
When you do something with verve you do it with a lot of excitement, energy and enthusiasm. You take deep interest in and find a lot of pleasure in it. A person plays a game with verve if he plays it with a lot of pleasure, excitement, and energy.
- Charles played his role with verve in the play. He acted with real enthusiasm, energy and it was evident that he enjoyed acting the role.
- When she taught she taught with verve. There was no doubt that she enjoyed teaching, and was very enthusiastic about it.