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May 7, 2009
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Forgotten positives

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evitable
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gainly
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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

gainly

PRONUNCIATION:
(GAYN-lee)

MEANING:
adjective: Graceful; dexterous.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old Norse gegn (straight, direct).

USAGE:
"Poor Bob Stanfield. His flub of a football pass during the 1974 election campaign made Gerald Ford look gainly."
Sports and Politicians Are Not Always A Good Mix; Toronto Star (Canada); Jun 12, 2007.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Ready money is Aladdin's lamp. -Lord Byron, poet (1788-1824)

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