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

  Nimble \Nim"ble\ (n[i^]m"b'l), a. [Compar. Nimbler
     (n[i^]m"bl[~e]r); superl. Nimblest (n[i^]m"bl[e^]st).] [OE.
     nimel, prob. orig., quick at seizing, fr. nimen to take, AS.
     niman; akin to D. nemen, G. nehmen, OHG. neman, Icel. nema,
     Goth. nima, and prob. to Gr. ne`mein to distribute. [root] 7.
     Cf. Nomand, Numb.]
     Light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity;
     lively; swift.
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           Through the mid seas the nimble pinnace sails. --Pope.
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     Note: Nimble is sometimes used in the formation of
           self-explaining compounds; as, nimble-footed,
           nimble-pinioned, nimble-winged, etc.
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     Nimble Will (Bot.), a slender, branching, American grass
        ({Muhlenbergia diffusa), of some repute for grazing
        purposes in the Mississippi valley.
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     Syn: Agile; quick; active; brisk; lively; prompt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a
             gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick
             of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the
             stairs before we could stop it" [syn: agile, nimble,
             quick, spry]
      2: mentally quick; "an agile mind"; "nimble wits" [syn: agile,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  98 Moby Thesaurus words for "nimble":
     active, acute, adroit, agile, alacritous, alert, alive, apt,
     attentive, awake, brainy, breakneck, bright, brilliant, brisk,
     catty, clever, coruscating, dashing, deft, dexterous, dispatchful,
     double-quick, eagle-winged, energetic, expeditious, express, fast,
     featly, fleet, flying, galloping, gifted, graceful, hair-trigger,
     handy, hasty, headlong, hustling, intelligent, keen, keen-witted,
     light, light of heel, light-footed, lightsome, limber, lithe,
     lively, mercurial, neat-fingered, neat-handed, nimble-footed,
     nimble-witted, no dumbbell, not born yesterday, on the,
     on the alert, on the ball, on the job, peart, precipitate, prompt,
     qui vive, quick, quick as lightning, quick as thought,
     quick-thinking, quick-witted, rapid, ready, reckless, running,
     scintillating, sharp, sharp-witted, sleepless, smart, snappy,
     spanking, sparkling, speedy, sprightly, spry, steel-trap,
     sure-footed, swift, talented, unblinking, unnodding, unsleeping,
     unwinking, vigilant, wakeful, watchful, wide-awake, winged,

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