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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.
Alice's Bessie, on the other hand, proposes a spunkier solution: "We never had husbands to worry us to death."
I have seen quite a few folks shot with 9mm pistols; while there are indeed spunkier handgun loadings, not one of those people looked happy.
That, however, has made her way spunkier. By looking gorgeous and being candid and confident she showed that a string of bad dating experiences needn't turn you into a brooding bitter person.
Khalifa added that current taught leadership styles may apply in the senior corporate world but may not apply to spunkier companies targeting young managers who understand a youthful customer base.
She's nearly upstaged, however, by the far spunkier Verdu, whose skill with a blade makes for one of the film's most satisfying (and least magical) scenes.
Muzzle blast and recoil are indeed spunkier than your smaller AR, and the price you pay for packing serious downrange thump.
Saha is credited with designing this year's successful election campaign that ditched the Conservative Party's fuddy- duddy style for a spunkier image in sync with Cameron's age and the young electorate's mood.
Red herself reps a much tougher, spunkier version of the classically naive heroine, as well as the primary target of the script's hip, anachronistic sensibility--she may deliver baskets full of goodies, but she also knows kung fu, packs pepper spray and rides a bike.