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the Bull by the Horns
had always felt that she was missing out on a lot of fun because of her
clumsiness on the dance floor. She had been putting off taking lessons,
but she finally took the bull by the horns
and went to a professional dance studio for help. She was tired of feeling
left out and acted decisively to correct the
describes someone or something that is youthful, juvenile, or
childish. Quite often this adjective has a negative
connotation describing something or someone as childishly foolish,
immature, or silly. Example: "Tired of Jake's puerile
pranks, Greg decided it was time to move out."
entered English in the 1650s from the Latin puerilis. This
was a conjunction of puer (boy or child) and ilis (ile).
synonyms include: childish, sophomoric, infantile,
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