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resolute

characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc. firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.

undaunted

undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort.

intrepid

resolutely fearless; dauntless. brave, courageous, bold.

audacity

boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.

restive

impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy.

fortitude

mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously.

brazen

shameless or impudent. to make brazen or bold.

temerity

reckless boldness; rashness. audacity, effrontery, foolhardiness. to lament loudly and shrilly.

iconoclastic

attacking or ignoring cherished beliefs and long-held traditions. as being based on error, superstition, or lack of creativity.

cheeky

"impudent; insolent. saucy, audacious, bold. "

miasma

a dangerous, foreboding, or deathlike influence or atmosphere. an unwholesome or oppressive atmosphere

automaton

a person or animal that acts in a monotonous, routine manner, without active intelligence.

pomp

ostentatious or vain display, especially of dignity or importance. stately or magnificent display; ceremonial splendour

egregious

extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant. gross, outrageous, notorious

ululation

to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation; wail.

miniscule

very small. a lower-case letter

attenuate

to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value. to make thin; make slender or fine.

nugatory

of no real value; trifling; worthless. of no force or effect; ineffective; futile; vain.

recrudescent

breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence.

sallow

of a sickly, yellowish color. bilious, jaundiced.

panache

a grand or flamboyant manner; verve; style; flair.

charisma

a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people.

brio

vigor; vivacity.

elan

dash; impetuous ardor. ardor, ardour, zeal, dash, flair

esprit

sprightliness of spirit or wit; lively intelligence. spirit and liveliness, esp in wit

cachet

superior status; prestige. a distinguishing mark or feature

flair

a natural talent, aptitude, or ability; bent; knack. smartness of style, manner.

raffish

mildly or sometimes engagingly disreputable or nonconformist; rakish. gaudily vulgar or cheap; tawdry.

rakish

smart; jaunty; dashing. sporting, dapper, debonair, breezy.

verve

enthusiasm or vigor, as in literary or artistic work. vivaciousness; liveliness; animation

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