Okay, not gonna lie, I had to look this one up.
“A gamine is a slim, often boyish, wide-eyed young woman who is, or is perceived to be, mischievous, teasing or sexually appealing.”
Let’s deconstruct that.
Kate is still slim, despite the being sick. Being sick has not made her into a hot air balloon. Shocking.
As for being mischevious and sexually appealing during the flu, well, Kate, I applaud you. That’s pretty impressive when you’re that sick. I sure can’t do that.
Protip: Don’t use a five-dollar-word when a two-cent one will do. Just because it looks intelligent in the thesaurus doesn’t mean it’ll make you look intelligent.