sprightful

[ sprahyt-fuh l ]
/ ˈspraɪt fəl /

adjective

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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decorum

Origin of sprightful

1585–95; spright (spelling variant of sprite) + -ful
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Example sentences from the Web for sprightful

  • The sheep person helped her off; and they stood throwing each other sentences all sprightful and sagacious for a while.

  • His poetic effusions were homely and graphic, both in their sprightful humour and more tender sentiment.