puckish


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naughtily or annoyingly playful

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In his shift to work that he describes as "more psychological," which began with a 2006 set of melancholic self-portraits, Stingel has moved from unorthodox materials to oil, abstraction to representation, puckish theatricality to sober musing, interactivity to contemplation.
And Arnold Bezuyen plays the role for all its Puckish punch.
What kept me glued to the page were the colorful descriptions ("the same puckish deity who designed scrotums graced me with fulsome curves"); the complicated character of Tess Camillo--San Diego lesbian computer jockey-cancer survivorlusty lady on the verge of menopause; the tone--a balance of comedy and whodunnit combining quips, pop culture and queries on the nature of love, evil, cancer and casual sex; and of course, murder.
But maybe Zimbabwe's plunge into chaos has now finally robbed Mugabe of his puckish sense of humor.
His puckish sense of humor adds much to the explanation of his topic.
One imagines Cliburn as a lively raconteur with a puckish sense of humor.
It was just the beginning of another day for Fitzgerald, a short, puckish, electric Dominican Sister of Blauvelt who, for the last seven years, has been driving around the poorest Congressional district in the country, one overridden with AIDS, while searching out the homeless that she feeds and tries to help in any way she can," he wrote.
The Louisiana artist who created Blue Dog answers the question children are most likely to ask with a puckish disquisition on how "artists don't have to paint things the way they really are.
As St Joseph points to a place in the Bible which he has marked with his other forefinger, Jesus casts a puckish look at him.
There is lots of mischief in Here is Greenwood, and most of it emanates from the puckish Mitsuru, Greenwood's head resident.
This is related to yet another phenomenon called the Pinocchio Syndrome, pertaining to a situation in which the public no longer trusts the facts and figures that are being thrust at them and decides that unethical, misguided, hopelessly compromised or merely puckish statisticians are simply making them all up.
He tries to assert a chatty and puckish demeanor, but he's too sad even to conjure the cattiness that usually accompanies the fey and dodgy language of such a man: someone who has been wounded and is always ready to be wounded again.
The large-framed, puckish filmmaker with a permanent Cheshire cat's grin, is in his clement.
The event, cohosted by the puckish Alan Cumming and the recently ordained Universal Life Church reverend John Cameron "Hedwig" Mitchell, will feature performances by indierock legend Bob Mould, hipster faves Sleater-Kinney and Le Tigre, and appearances by Sandra Bernhard and Margaret Cho.
While Wallace appreciates his subject, he is somewhat puckish in recounting the accomplishments of Georg Cantor and other mathematicians who were pivotal in defining the inherently indefinable.