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

  Jaunty \Jaun"ty\, a. [Compar. Jauntier; superl. Jauntiest.]
     [Formerly spelt janty, fr. F. gentil. See Gentle, and cf.
     Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or
     fantastical manner.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper
             young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing,
             jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy,
             snappy, spruce]
      2: having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air; "looking
         chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G.
         Patton; "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"-
         H.M.Reynolds; "walked with a jaunty step"; "a jaunty
         optimist" [syn: chipper, debonair, debonaire, jaunty]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "jaunty":
     airy, blithe, brave, bravura, braw, breezy, brisk, buoyant,
     carefree, cheerful, chic, chichi, classy, clothes-conscious,
     colorful, corky, cosmopolitan, dapper, daring, dashing, debonair,
     dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dressy, elegant,
     exhibitionistic, exquisite, flamboyant, flash, flashing, flashy,
     flaunting, free and easy, frilly, frisky, frothy, gallant, gay,
     genteel, glittering, happy, high-spirited, jazzy, jolly, jovial,
     jubilant, light, lighthearted, lightsome, lively, merry, natty,
     neat, nifty, nobby, perky, posh, rakish, recherche, resilient,
     ritzy, sharp, showy, sleek, smart, smug, snazzy, soigne, soignee,
     sophisticated, spiffy, spirited, splashy, splurgy, sporty,
     sprightly, spruce, style-conscious, stylish, swank, swanky, swell,
     tricksy, trig, trim, well-dressed, well-groomed

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