blithe / lithe

blithe / lithe
   Blithe, an adjective, means "lighthearted and carefree": A blithe mood overcomes us in the spring.
   Lithe is also an adjective but it means "flexible, graceful, and supple": The lithe movements of the yoga instructor impressed us all.

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