n1.Reckless mischief; the action of a dare-devil.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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She saw the smile upon his lips, and it was as wine to sick nerves; for even upon warlike Barsoom where all men are brave, woman reacts quickly to quiet indifference to danger--to dare-deviltry that is without bombast.
This is the decisive difference: instead of courageous resolve, or heroic dare-deviltry, you see joyous relief in their eyes.
The somewhat thin divertissement program offered four party pieces from the Soviet era, including Moszkowski Waltz, pleasantly performed by Novosibirsk's Vladimir Grigoriev and the Royal Ballet's young Romanian dancer, Alina Cojacaru, (though lacking the legendary dare-deviltry of the Bolshoi's Struchkpova and Lapauri), and Goleizovsky's Mazurka, daintily danced by Natalia Ogneva from Moscow Classical Ballet.