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May 14, 2008
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Monday, 12th May 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Lissome



( Adjective )




Pronunciation : líssom


Definition:



1. Having the ability to move with ease

2. Gracefully slender, moving and bending with ease

2. Easily bent


Etymology:


Old English - līthe - gentle - Indo-European - flexible


Synonyms:


lissome, lithe, lithesome, slender, supple, svelte, sylphlike, limber


Antonyms:


hard, inflexible


Contextual Examples:


• She seemed so much softer, so much more pliant and tender and lissome.

• There was a grace, which no austerity could diminish, about every movement of her lissome, slender form.


Related Words:


lissomely : Adverb

lissomeness : Noun




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