#WordOfTheDay – You should know what a scapegrace means

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It’s Wednesday and as you know on The Sparkle Writers Hub, it is time to learn a new word.

Today’s word sounds a bit funny but let’s find out what it really means.

Scapegrace is pronounced ˈ/skeɪpɡreɪs/

At first glance, you might think “scapegrace” has something in common with “scapegoat,” a word for a person who takes the blame for someone else’s mistake or calamity. This is not it.

Scapegrace is used to describe a mischievous or wayward person, especially a young person or child; a rascal.

Let’s look at the word in a few sentences

Alex is a scapegrace, we don’t want him at the party. 

Discipline your son early, else he will become a scapegrace. 

Now that you know we hope you can use this word in place of words like stubborn or rascal. See you next week!

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