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spunky

Energetically, enthusiastically resolute or courageous; having or showing spirit or moxie. She plays Rebecca, a spunky teenager looking to make a name for herself as a drummer. The company hired a spunky new marketing manager who has really turned around their quarterly sales.

spunky

(ˈspəŋki)
mod. gutsy; courageous. I like a spunky girl—one who can really dance. The guy’s a shrimp, but he’s spunky.
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Her guardian describes her as spunkier, more pleasant, and more relaxed.
We have tried to make the women characters much spunkier.
Chai tea latte mix is available for the natural food and retail markets in two flavors: The Original and Spiced Original, a slightly spunkier version of the Original, says the company.
What does not destroy you, to paraphrase Nietzsche, makes you a spunkier, more evolved, sort of person.
Prozac does not just brighten mood," Kramer claims, "it allows a woman with the traits we now consider 'overly feminine,' in the sense of passivity and a tendency to histrionics, to opt, if she is a good responder, for a spunkier persona" (270-71).
If you prefer a spunkier curry add an additional 1-2 teaspoons curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
Alice's Bessie, on the other hand, proposes a spunkier solution: "We never had husbands to worry us to death.