I hate when this happens, and trust me, I have plenty of writing tools to help with this but sometimes those resources simply are not enough. I am trying to find the one specific word (or combination of words) to describe the face of someone who is about to tickle or playfully attack another person... it looks like the promise of oncoming mischief. A wicked foreboding grin so to speak...etc..., but is there another word perhaps that I am missing? My sentence specifically is: ["Character A" gave "character b" a ______specific look______, pausing before his attack. "Character b" bit her lip waiting for it.] As I am in this situation often enough, is there a thread somewhere that is specifically for discussion of: what the f* is that word that I cannot think of right now?