freshness, pertness, buoyancy, gall, impudence, cheekiness, sauciness, crust, perkiness, insolence, impertinence, cheek.
The smile had passed, yet she spoke now with a half- real, half- affected archness
that was also unlike her.
She had a pretty way of bending forward when she spoke which was characteristic and quite in keeping with the frankness of her speech; there was no hint of coquetry or archness
" For I expect we'll see you round here in a day or two," she said with simple archness.