Sometimes the best words are those that turn up the poetry a little. They may not be the longest, or have the most obscure meaning, but they take a common phrase and make it a little more poetic. Today's word is one of those.
Merriam-Webster says, "viva voce: adverb. 1) by word of mouth; 2) orally."
Viva voce has a ring to it that "word of mouth" just doesn't.
Got a favorite poetic vocab word? Share it in the comments along with a link to your blog and I'll give you a shoutout on a future Thursday Word Day.