noun \ˈmäk-sē\ (slang)
- vigor; energy; pep.
- courage and determination; nerve.
- skill; know-how.
- Force of character. (okay, cool)
- The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage. (right on!)
- Aggressive energy; initiative. (hmm…)
Initiative? I’ll take that! Aggressive energy though? I don’t think I’ve ever considered myself an aggressive person. It took me years to learn to be assertive, but perhaps one could see my ‘energy’ as aggressive when it comes to stubbornly sticking to a goal with sheer focus and determination. Ha! Anyway… I thought I’d share this fun word.
I happen to like looking up definitions. Especially since my older sister convinced me in elementary school that she had read the dictionary.
And now I’m singing, “The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be… Roxie” (from CHICAGO), although we should revise the lyrics to say “The noun on everybody’s lips is gonna be… moxie“.
Oh my goodness, I am such a nerd.
And now I hope this lovely tune is stuck in your head too.
(You are very welcome.) ;)