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 for Sprightly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprightly \Spright"ly\ (-l[y^]), a. [Compar. Sprightlier
     (-l[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Sprightliest.] [See Sprite.]
     Sprightlike, or spiritlike; lively; brisk; animated;
     vigorous; airy; gay; as, a sprightly youth; a sprightly air;
     a sprightly dance. "Sprightly wit and love inspires."
     [1913 Webster]
           The sprightly Sylvia trips along the green. --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: full of spirit and vitality; "a sprightly young girl"; "a
             sprightly dance"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "sprightly":
     Attic, active, activist, activistic, agile, alert, alive, animate,
     animated, antic, biting, bouncing, bouncy, breezy, brilliant,
     brisk, bubbly, capersome, cheerful, chipper, clever, coltish,
     droll, ebullient, effervescent, energetic, exuberant, facetious,
     featly, fleet, frisky, frolicsome, full of beans, full of go,
     full of life, full of pep, funny, gamesome, gay, good, graceful,
     hearty, humorous, humorsome, jaunty, jesting, jocose, jocular,
     joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, light, light-footed,
     live, lively, mercurial, militant, mordant, neat-fingered,
     neat-handed, nimble, nimble-footed, nimble-witted, peart, peppy,
     perky, pert, playful, pointed, pungent, quick-witted, quicksilver,
     rapier-like, rollicking, rollicksome, rompish, salt, salty,
     scintillating, sharp, skittish, smacking, smart, snappy, spanking,
     sparkling, spirited, sportive, spry, sure-footed, vital, vivacious,
     volant, whimsical, witty, zestful, zingy, zippy

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