The rakish fellow you met last night with the suave dance moves, smoothly rehearsed lines, and your number listed as “Goddess #14” in his phone is fine for a flirt, but probably isn’t meet-the-parents material.
Used as an adjective to describe a dashing ladies’ man or a streamlined ship, rakish comes from the fusing of rake + -ish. He is stylishly handsome and prone to saucy, fast behavior. Synonyms include charming, flashy, and immoral.
Sunday, 18 August 2013
New articles online
Three new articles that I have written are now available to read online.
The first is for At The Grapevine. It is on the subject of young men becoming obsessed with having the perfect body and taking this obsession to an extreme. It is called 'Men in search of the perfect body'. It can be read at the below link:
Debater has also published two of my articles online this week. The first is a look at whether a University education is still as useful as it once was, and the second concentrates on recent calls for reform of the House of Lords. Entitled 'Is University still worth it?' and 'Time for change in the House of Lords' they can be read at the below links: