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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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While we can't quite believe it would have been too difficult for Jolie to get into the part of a femme fatale, Depp had to shake off his Jack Sparrow spunkiness for the role and play quite an average guy.
Moran said she chose not to change the release date for "Cleopatra's Daughter" - a spunkiness that doesn't surprise those who know her best.
And we cheer because we know that author Staceyann Chin is going to persevere, and her spunkiness is exactly what we want to see.
Today it has come to be our shorthand for spunkiness u a, we-will-get-the-job done attitude no matter how bad the odds are.
Barbara is a true gem and we are delighted to have discovered her; TV Producers and Assignment Editors will absolutely fall in love with Barbara because she has the spunkiness and likeability of Rachael Ray, the wisdom of Dr.
After months of dithering on the issue, Ottawa showed surprising spunk last week in standing up to the American empire--a spunkiness that will only improve our standing in a world increasingly alarmed by US unilateralism.
How we ever lost the empire with memsahib pensioners of this calibre of spunkiness is one of life's continuing mysteries.
But it was the spunkiness of Justice Charles Wells that brought down the house when he stepped up to the podium, whipped off his bow tie with a grand flourish, and announced: "It's sort of like Shakespeare said: I come not to praise this bow tie.
The joy that's in the show brings out the spunkiness inside all of us,' she says.