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 Lively and spirited… vivacious   A vivacious person is lively and spirited: a vivacious dancer might do a back-flip off the wall and then jump into the arms of her partner.   Some people are just naturally fun to be around; they sparkle, they animate any group they’re part of, they’re full of life. That, in fact,…

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 To trick or mislead someone…   hoodwink   To hoodwink someone means to trick or mislead them. Beware of fake ATMs that try to hoodwink you into giving over your bank card and your code, only to keep them both and steal all your money.   An excellent, old-fashioned word is hoodwink, and you’ll be happy you know it when…

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To contribute or have an effect…   redound   Use the verb redound in formal situations to mean “contribute” or “have an effect.” You could tell your friend that his patience with unruly children will redound to his reputation as a good school bus driver.   Redound shows up only in the most formal speech and writing, but it’s a…

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