December 21st, 2008

December 21- Lissom

Sorry about missing last week you guys.

lissom \LISS-uhm\, adjective;
also lissome:

Definition:
1. Limber; supple; flexible.
2. Light and quick in action; nimble; agile; active.

Example:
Raphaelle Boitel moves with the lissom, contortionist plastique of a snake-woman.
-- Nadine Meisner, "Clowns real and imagined", Independent

Origin:
Lissom is an alteration of lithesome, which derives from Old English lithe, "flexible, mild, gentle."