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lissome

lis·some /ˈlɪsəm/
–adjective
1.
lithesome or lithe, esp. of body; supple; flexible.
2.
agile, nimble, or active.
Also, lissom.

Origin:
1790–1800; var. of lithesome

—Related forms
lis·some·ly, adverb
lis·some·ness, noun

—Can be confused: lithe, lissome.

—Antonyms
1. rigid. 2. clumsy.

Source: Dictionary.com.

Folk now began to be astir in the castle … Lissome were they and sprightly of gait, of fresh complexion and fair-haired.

Source: The Worm Ouroboros by E R Eddison.

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