Considering the significance of today (Veteran’s Day), I thought the following word was apropos. It’s also a word from my NaNoWriMo novel. 🙂
in·trep·id adjective \in-ˈtre-pəd\: feeling no fear; very bold or brave.
: characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance <an intrepid explorer>
— in·trep·id·ness noun
Origin of INTREPID
alarmed — more at trepidation
First Known Use: 1680
- bold, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), brave, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
- chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], nerveless, poltroon, poor-spirited, pusillanimous, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow
Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com
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"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring