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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A combination of energy, enthusiasm, and style.
From French élan (enthusiasm), from élancer (to dart), from lancer (to throw), from Latin lancea (lance). Earliest documented use: 1880.
"'Margaret Whitlam was seldom afraid to speak her mind and she spoke it with elan and wit,' John Robertson said."
Labor Party Forever Indebted to Margaret Whitlam; AAP (Australia); Mar 17, 2012.
See more usage examples of elan in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. -Walt Whitman, poet (1819-1892)