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Word Genius
WORD OF THE DAY
Picaresque
pi-kə-ˈresk
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Spanish, early 19th century
1

Related to a mischievous character

2

A type of fiction concerning the adventures of roguish but likeable characters

Examples of Picaresque in a sentence

“His new novel was full of picaresque characters getting into scrapes and always escaping the arm of the law.”

“She wants to settle down and start a family, but she’s constantly drawn to picaresque sorts who will never give up a life of adventure.