The word irrepressible has appeared in 53 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 3 in the obituary “David Kirke, Who Made the First Modern Bungee Jump, Dies at 78” by Alex Williams:
David Kirke, a flamboyant thrill-seeker who performed — and, more important, survived — what is widely acknowledged as the first modern bungee jump, died on Oct. 21 at his home in Oxford, England. He was 78.
… Mr. Kirke, an irrepressible daredevil and prankster, helped found the Dangerous Sports Club at the University of Oxford in the late 1970s. He inadvertently led this tiny band of eccentrics, plucked from the upper rungs of British society, into a historic plunge off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, England, on April Fools’ Day in 1979.
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