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Jan 11, 2006
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
fussbudget
rident
rangy
frowzy
looby

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rangy

(RAYN-jee) Pronunciation

adjective:
1. Slim and long-limbed.
2. Inclined to roaming.

[From Middle English range (row), from Old French rangier (to arrange). Ultimately from Indo-European root sker- (to turn or bend), the source of ranch, rank, shrink, circle, crisp, search, ring, curb, ridge, and curve.]

"[Philip] Pullman is a rangy, spirited man in his fifties with a bristling fringe of gray hair; at times, he resembles an intelligent and amused stork."
Laura Miller; Far From Narnia; The New Yorker; Dec 26, 2005.

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

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