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Dec 25, 2019
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jactancy
oryzivorous
gaminesque
twiforked
amaxophobia

gaminesque
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gaminesque

PRONUNCIATION:
(gam-uh-NESK)

MEANING:
adjective: Playfully impudent or mischievous.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French gamine (a pert, impudent, or mischievous girl), feminine of gamin (a young boy working as a glassblower’s assistant), of obscure origin. Earliest documented use: 1886.

USAGE:
“She had evidently been a big, bouncing, bright gaminesque girl at fifteen, and very amusing and very much admired.”
H.G. Wells; The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman; Macmillan; 1914.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants. -Isaac Newton, philosopher and mathematician (25 Dec 1642-1727)

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