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Mar 26 2019 21

Mettlesome is an adjective that means full of vigor and stamina. 

The root of our word of the day is mettle M-E-T-T-L-E.  a 16th century, variation of metal — M-E-T-A-L, that means the same thing, but used in a more figurative sense. For example, a soldier’s mettle — with two Ts — refers to his courage and stamina. 

At first I worried about how our team would face adversity. But I soon discovered that we were a mettlesome bunch.