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jauntily

[ jawn-tuh-lee, jahn- ]
/ ˈdʒɔn tə li, ˈdʒɑn- /
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adverb
in an easy and lively manner: Just as she was wishing he were there, he suddenly appeared on the stairway and made his way jauntily down it.
in a smartly trim manner: With the yellow beret perched jauntily on my head, I thought I was a true fashion plate.
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