Desenrascanço is a Portuguese word used in common language in Portugal, to express an ability to solve a problem without the adequate tools or proper technique to do so and by use of sometimes imaginative resourcefulness when facing new situations. Achieved when resulting in a hypothetical good-enough solution. When that good solution escapes us we get a failure (enrascanço - entanglement). Most Portuguese people strongly believe it to be one of the their most valued virtues and a living part of their culture.

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