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A.Word.A.Day--legerity

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legerity (luh-JER-i-tee) noun

Nimbleness; agility.

[From French légèreté, from léger (light), from Vulgar Latin leviarius, from Latin levis (light).]

See more usage examples of legerity in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"I began to follow at the same rate, but immediately slackened speed for fear that Watts-Dunton behind us might be embittered at sight of so much youth and legerity."
Henry Maximilian Beerbohm; No. 2 The Pines; 1914.

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