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adventurousness (Also adventurousnesses) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to adventurousness

essay

  • noun an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • noun a tentative attempt

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overvaliant

  • adjective satellite having or showing undue valor or boldness
    • a foolish overvaliant act

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rene-robert_cavelier

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; LaSalle.

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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spelunker

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; speleologist; potholer.

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curb_market

  • noun a stock market for trading in securities not listed on the New York Stock Exchange

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livingstone

  • noun Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    David Livingstone.

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sir_edmund_percival_hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Hillary; Sir Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary.

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freelance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • verb work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer

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sir_martin_frobisher

  • noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594)
    Frobisher.

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fernao_magalhaes

  • noun Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)
    Ferdinand Magellan; Magellan.

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charles_wilkes

  • noun United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
    Wilkes.

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richard_e._byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd.

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foursquare

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    square.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • adjective satellite characterized by firm and unwavering conviction
    • a foursquare refusal to yield

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assay

  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    check.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress
  • noun a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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john_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Hanning Speke.

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kitty

  • noun the combined stakes of the betters
    pool.
  • noun the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    jackpot; pot.

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embark

  • verb go on board
    ship.
  • verb set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
    enter.
    • she embarked upon a new career

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nervelessness

  • noun fearless self-possession in the face of danger
    coolness.

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robert_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Falcon Scott; Scott.

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courageous

  • adjective possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    brave.
    • Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
    • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
    • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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behring

  • noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
    Vitus Bering; Vitus Behring; Bering.

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valorous

  • adjective satellite having or showing valor
    valiant.
    • a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack
    • a valiant soldier

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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bumptiousness

  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    pushiness; cockiness; forwardness.

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george_hubert_wilkins

  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    Wilkins.

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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tenzing_norgay

  • noun Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)

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sand

  • noun a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral
  • noun French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
    Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin; Baroness Dudevant; George Sand.

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robert_gray

  • noun American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
    Gray.

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insolence

  • noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    impertinence; freshness; crust; impudence; cheekiness; gall.
  • noun an offensive disrespectful impudent act

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brave

  • noun a North American Indian warrior
  • noun people who are brave
    • the home of the free and the brave

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da_gamma

  • noun Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)
    Gamma; Vasco da Gamma.

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captain_john_smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    John Smith; Smith.

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investment

  • noun the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
    investing.
  • noun money that is invested with an expectation of profit
    investment funds.

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heroical

  • adjective satellite having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
    heroic.
    • the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy
    • heroic explorers

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scupper

  • noun drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; ambush; waylay; ambuscade.

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cordoba

  • noun the basic unit of money in Nicaragua; equal to 100 centavos
  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba.

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arminius

  • noun Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
    Jacobus Arminius; Jacob Harmensen; Jakob Hermandszoon.
  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
    Hermann; Armin.

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jeopardy

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; peril; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

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crust

  • noun the outer layer of the Earth
    Earth's crust.
  • noun a hard outer layer that covers something
    encrustation; incrustation.

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experiment

  • noun the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
    experimentation.
  • noun the testing of an idea
    experimentation.
    • it was an experiment in living
    • not all experimentation is done in laboratories

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gutsiness

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    pluckiness; pluck.

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stoutheartedness

  • noun the trait of having a courageous spirit

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lasalle

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; Rene-Robert Cavelier.

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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fearlessness

  • noun feeling no fear
    bravery.
  • noun the trait of feeling no fear

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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exchange

  • noun chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • noun a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    • they had a bitter exchange

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spunky

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    feisty; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    gritty; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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tasman

  • noun Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)
    Abel Tasman; Abel Janszoon Tasman.

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cheekiness

  • noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    impertinence; freshness; crust; impudence; gall; insolence.

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explore

  • verb inquire into
    search; research.
    • the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project
    • He searched for information on his relatives on the web
    • Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness
  • verb travel to or penetrate into
    • explore unknown territory in biology

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health_hazard

  • noun hazard to the health of those exposed to it

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plunger

  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    speculator.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    diver.

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shamelessness

  • noun behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
    brazenness.

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swashbuckler

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; lunatic; madcap; daredevil; hothead.

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clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    William Clark.
  • noun United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
    Mark Wayne Clark; Mark Clark.

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ferdinand_magellan

  • noun Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)
    Fernao Magalhaes; Magellan.

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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soldier

  • noun an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    • the soldiers stood at attention
  • noun a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

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dangerous_undertaking

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; adventure.

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climber

  • noun a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
  • noun someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
    social climber.

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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danger

  • noun the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
    • you are in no danger
    • there was widespread danger of disease
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; risk.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; John Charles Fremont.

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hardy

  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    stalwart; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes
  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Oliver Hardy.

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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market

  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    market place; marketplace.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
  • noun the customers for a particular product or service
    • before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it

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geographic_expedition

  • noun to travel for the purpose of discovery
    exploration.

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columbus

  • noun the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University
    capital of Ohio.
  • noun Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
    Christopher Columbus; Cristoforo Colombo; Cristobal Colon.

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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richard_evelyn_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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wilkins

  • noun United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
    Roy Wilkins.
  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    George Hubert Wilkins.

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pearl

  • noun a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
  • noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones
    ivory; off-white; bone.

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spelaeologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelunker; speleologist; potholer.

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conquistador

  • noun an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)

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incautious

  • adjective lacking in caution
    • an incautious remark
    • incautious talk
  • adjective satellite carelessly failing to exercise proper caution
    • an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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john_charles_fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; Fremont.

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broke

  • adjective satellite lacking funds
    skint; stone-broke; stony-broke; bust.
    • `skint' is a British slang term
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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effort

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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john_davis

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; John Davys; Davis.

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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hotspur

  • noun a rash or impetuous person
  • noun English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
    Percy; Sir Henry Percy; Harry Hotspur.

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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abel_janszoon_tasman

  • noun Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)
    Abel Tasman; Tasman.

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bent

  • noun a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    set.
    • the set of his mind was obvious
  • noun grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
    bent grass; bent-grass.

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coolness

  • noun calm and unruffled self-assurance
    imperturbability; imperturbableness.
    • he performed with all the coolness of a veteran
  • noun the property of being moderately cold
    chilliness; nip.
    • the chilliness of early morning

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negligence

  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    carelessness; nonperformance; neglect.
  • noun the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
    neglectfulness; neglect.

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byrd

  • noun English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
    William Byrd.
  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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take_a_chance

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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admiral_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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valiant

  • adjective satellite having or showing valor
    valorous.
    • a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack
    • a valiant soldier

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cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.
  • noun a city in southern Spain; center of Moorish culture
    Cordoba.

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daring

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    dare.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; boldness; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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desperation

  • noun a state in which all hope is lost or absent
    despair.
    • in the depths of despair
    • they were rescued from despair at the last minute
    • courage born of desperation
  • noun desperate recklessness
    • it was a policy of desperation

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adventurism

  • noun recklessness in politics or foreign affairs

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova_de_seingalt

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Casanova de Seingalt; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova.

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sword

  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    steel; brand; blade.

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joliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Jolliet; Louis Joliet; Louis Jolliet.

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gamble

  • noun money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • noun a risky act or venture

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stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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map

  • noun a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    function; single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping.

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explorer

  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    adventurer.
  • noun a commercial browser
    Internet Explorer; IE.

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big_board

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    New York Stock Exchange; NYSE; N. Y. Stock Exchange.
  • noun the large display board at the New York Stock Exchange that reports on stocks traded on the exchange

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dive

  • noun a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
    honkytonk.
  • noun a headlong plunge into water
    diving.

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spunk

  • noun material for starting a fire
    punk; kindling; touchwood; tinder.
  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; mettle; nerve.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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hazard

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; risk.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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impulsive

  • adjective satellite proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
    unprompted.
    • an impulsive gesture of affection
  • adjective satellite without forethought
    • letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted

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adventure

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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francisco_fernandez_cordoba

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Cordova; Cordoba.

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foolhardy

  • adjective satellite marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
    rash; heady; reckless.
    • foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker
    • became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
    • a reckless driver
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest

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casanova

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Casanova de Seingalt; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova.
  • noun any man noted for his amorous adventures

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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daredevil

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; hothead.
  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    temerarious.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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henry_hudson

  • noun English navigator who discovered the Hudson River; in 1610 he attempted to winter in Hudson Bay but his crew mutinied and set him adrift to die (1565-1611)
    Hudson.

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jacques_cartier

  • noun French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
    Cartier.

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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geographic

  • adjective of or relating to the science of geography
    geographical.
  • adjective determined by geography
    geographical.
    • the north and south geographic poles

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foolhardiness

  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    rashness; recklessness.

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cockiness

  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    pushiness; bumptiousness; forwardness.

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daredeviltry

  • noun boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior
    daredevilry.

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davys

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    John Davys; Davis; John Davis.
  • noun English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
    Humphrey Davy; Sir Humphrey Davy; Davy.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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nonperformance

  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    carelessness; negligence; neglect.

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smith

  • noun Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
    Ian Smith; Ian Douglas Smith.
  • noun United States sculptor (1906-1965)
    David Smith; David Roland Smith.

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james_clark_ross

  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    Sir James Clark Ross; Ross.

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diaz

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Dias; Bartholomeu Diaz; Dias.

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hermann

  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
    Arminius; Armin.

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balboa

  • noun the basic unit of money in Panama; equal to 100 centesimos
  • noun Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)
    Vasco Nunez de Balboa.

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dias

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Dias; Bartholomeu Diaz; Diaz.
  • noun an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
    DIA; Defense Intelligence Agency.

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fridtjof_nansen

  • noun Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
    Nansen.

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underwater

  • adjective satellite beneath the surface of the water
    submersed; submerged.
    • submerged rocks
  • adjective satellite growing or remaining under water
    subaquatic; subaqueous; submersed; submerged.
    • viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat
    • submerged leaves

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sir_humphrey_gilbert

  • noun English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
    Gilbert; Humphrey Gilbert.

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labor

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; proletariat.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    toil; labour.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

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heroism

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valorousness; valour; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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ponce_de_leon

  • noun Spanish explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second trip in 1493; in 1513 he discovered Florida while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth (1460-1521)
    Juan Ponce de Leon.

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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somebody

  • noun a human being
    someone; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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lunatic

  • noun an insane person
    madman; maniac.
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; madcap; daredevil; hothead.

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wilkes

  • noun English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)
    John Wilkes.
  • noun United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
    Charles Wilkes.

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verrazzano

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
    Verrazano; Giovanni da Verrazzano; Giovanni da Verrazano.

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stout

  • noun a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
  • noun a garment size for a large or heavy person

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ninja

  • noun a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu
  • noun a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations

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speculate

  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; theorize; hypothesize; theorise; hypothesise; suppose; hypothecate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
  • verb talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
    • We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal

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adventurous

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventuresome.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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amerigo_vespucci

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)
    Vespucci; Americus Vespucius.

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henry_rowe_schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Schoolcraft.

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undertaking

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun the trade of a funeral director

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freshness

  • noun the property of being pure and fresh (as if newly made); not stale or deteriorated
    • she loved the freshness of newly baked bread
    • the freshness of the air revived him
  • noun originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
    novelty.

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endangerment

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    jeopardy; peril; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

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stanley

  • noun United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
    Francis Edgar Stanley.
  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    John Rowlands; Sir Henry Morton Stanley; Henry M. Stanley.

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luck

  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; circumstances.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; hazard.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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gaming

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    gambling; play.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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louis_antoine_de_bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Bougainville.

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john_rowlands

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; Sir Henry Morton Stanley; Henry M. Stanley.

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robert_bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob.

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nansen

  • noun Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
    Fridtjof Nansen.

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joint_venture

  • noun a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise
    • a joint venture between the film companies to produce TV shows

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flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Matthew Flinders; Sir Matthew Flinders.
  • noun bits and splinters and fragments
    • it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage

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gilbert

  • noun a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
    Gb; Gi.
  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    William Gilbert; Sir William Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.

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ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; John Ross.
  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    James Clark Ross; Sir James Clark Ross.

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gallant

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a man who attends or escorts a woman
    squire.

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sword_of_damocles

  • noun a constant and imminent peril
    • the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles

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hedger

  • noun a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
    tergiversator; equivocator.
  • noun someone who counterbalances one transaction (as a bet) against another in order to protect against loss

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mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Sir Alexander Mackenzie.
  • noun a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea
    Mackenzie River.

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occupational_hazard

  • noun any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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health

  • noun a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
    wellness.
    • physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients
  • noun the general condition of body and mind
    • his delicate health
    • in poor health

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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fortitude

  • noun strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage

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george_vancouver

  • noun English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
    Vancouver.

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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impudence

  • noun an impudent statement
    cheek; impertinence.
  • noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    impertinence; freshness; crust; cheekiness; gall; insolence.

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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boldness

  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; daring; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart
  • noun impudent aggressiveness
    nerve; brass; cheek; face.
    • I couldn't believe her boldness
    • he had the effrontery to question my honesty

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impertinence

  • noun an impudent statement
    cheek; impudence.
  • noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    freshness; crust; impudence; cheekiness; gall; insolence.

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frogman

  • noun someone who works underwater
    underwater diver; diver.

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american_stock_exchange

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    AMEX; Curb.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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scarum

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roald_amundsen

  • noun Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
    Amundsen.

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speculation

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; surmise.
  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    conjecture.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture

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heroic

  • noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    heroic verse; heroic meter.
  • adjective satellite very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    epic; larger-than-life.
    • an epic voyage
    • of heroic proportions
    • heroic sculpture

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giovanni_da_verrazzano

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
    Verrazzano; Verrazano; Giovanni da Verrazano.

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audacity

  • noun fearless daring
    temerity; audaciousness.
  • noun aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
    audaciousness.
    • he had the audacity to question my decision

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punt

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Irish punt; pound; Irish pound.
  • noun an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

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curb

  • noun an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
    kerb; curbing.
  • noun a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
    curb bit.

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mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

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sverdrup

  • noun Norwegian explorer who led expeditions into the Arctic (1855-1930)
    Otto Neumann Sverdrup.

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neglect

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    disregard.
  • noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    disuse.
    • the house was in a terrible state of neglect

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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giovanni_da_verrazano

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
    Verrazzano; Verrazano; Giovanni da Verrazzano.

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smart_money

  • noun money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)
  • noun (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
    exemplary damages; punitive damages.

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wager

  • noun the act of gambling
    bet.
    • he did it on a bet
  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    stake; bet; stakes.

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sir_alexander_mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Mackenzie.

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rashness

  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    heedlessness; mindlessness.
  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    foolhardiness; recklessness.

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impetuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    brainish; tearaway; impulsive; madcap; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades
  • adjective satellite marked by violent force
    • impetuous heaving waves

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harum-scarum

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    slaphappy; carefree; happy-go-lucky; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth

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dutch_courage

  • noun courage resulting from intoxication

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harum

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heady

  • adjective satellite marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    judicious; wise.
    • judicious use of one's money
    • a wise decision
  • adjective satellite extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
    intoxicating.

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jolliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Louis Joliet; Louis Jolliet.

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hernando_cortes

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortez; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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hernando_cortez

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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scalper

  • noun someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
    • he got theater tickets through a scalper

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forward

  • noun the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • noun a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

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task

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; undertaking; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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cortez

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernando Cortez; Hernan Cortes; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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vancouver

  • noun English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
    George Vancouver.
  • noun a town in southwestern Washington on the Columbia River across from Portland, Oregon

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gambler

  • noun a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    risk taker.

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cortes

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernando Cortez; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Hernan Cortez.

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hardihood

  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; boldness; daring.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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steel

  • noun an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    brand; blade; sword.

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peril

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a state of danger involving risk
    riskiness.

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stock_market

  • noun an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
    stock exchange; securities market.

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juan_ponce_de_leon

  • noun Spanish explorer who accompanied Columbus on his second trip in 1493; in 1513 he discovered Florida while searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth (1460-1521)
    Ponce de Leon.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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jacques_yves_costeau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Jacques Costeau; Cousteau.

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venture

  • noun any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
  • noun an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    speculation.
    • he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Sir Richard Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Richard Burton.

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long_shot

  • noun a venture that involves great risk but promises great rewards
  • noun a contestant that is unlikely to win

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john_smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    Captain John Smith; Smith.

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scuba

  • noun a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
    aqualung; Aqua-Lung.

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bet

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; stakes.
  • noun the act of gambling
    wager.
    • he did it on a bet

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risky

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; hazardous.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme
  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; high-risk.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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risk_taker

  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    gambler.

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christopher_columbus

  • noun Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
    Cristoforo Colombo; Columbus; Cristobal Colon.

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sea

  • noun a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  • noun anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    ocean.

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john_cabot

  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    Cabot; Giovanni Cabato.

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speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    John Hanning Speke; John Speke.

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gall

  • noun an open sore on the back of a horse caused by ill-fitting or badly adjusted saddle
    saddle sore.
  • noun a skin sore caused by chafing

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seek

  • noun the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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mountain

  • noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
    mount.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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speculativeness

  • noun financial risk
    • he rejected stocks that didn't pay dividends because of their speculativeness
  • noun the quality of being a conclusion or opinion based on supposition and conjecture rather than on fact or investigation
    • her work is highly contentious because of its speculativeness and lack of supporting evidence

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speleology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    spelaeology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    spelaeology.

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speculative

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    bad; high-risk; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    notional.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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jeopardize

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb put at risk
    stake; hazard; venture; adventure.
    • I will stake my good reputation for this

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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audacious

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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hernan_cortez

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernando Cortez; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Cortes.

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captain_james_cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; Captain Cook; James Cook.

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hernan_cortes

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernando Cortez; Cortez; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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sir_henry_morton_stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Henry M. Stanley.

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sebastian_cabot

  • noun son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    Cabot.

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sally

  • noun witty remark
    wisecrack; quip; crack.
  • noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    sortie.

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mettle

  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; spunk; nerve.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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courageousness

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    braveness; courage; bravery.

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dauntlessness

  • noun resolute courageousness
    intrepidity.

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lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

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steady

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  • verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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investing

  • noun the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
    investment.
  • verb make an investment
    put; invest; place; commit.
    • Put money into bonds

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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sallying_forth

  • noun a venture off the beaten path
    sally.
    • a sally into the wide world beyond his home

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take_chances

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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captain_cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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vasco_da_gamma

  • noun Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)
    da Gamma; Gamma.

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robert_peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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gumption

  • noun sound practical judgment
    mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away
  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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dice

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    die.
  • verb cut into cubes
    cube.
    • cube the cheese

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david_livingstone

  • noun Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    Livingstone.

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venture_capitalist

  • noun a speculator who makes money available for innovative projects (especially in high technology)

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rash

  • noun any red eruption of the skin
    skin rash; roseola; efflorescence.
  • noun a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences
    blizzard.
    • a rash of bank robberies
    • a blizzard of lawsuits

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manoeuvre

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; tactics; tactic.
  • noun a military training exercise
    maneuver; simulated military operation.

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pearler

  • noun a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls
    pearl diver.

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jackpot

  • noun the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    pot; kitty.
  • noun any outstanding award

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abel_tasman

  • noun Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)
    Abel Janszoon Tasman; Tasman.

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underwater_diver

  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; diver.

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da

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    district attorney.

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joint

  • noun (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
    articulatio; articulation.
  • noun a disreputable place of entertainment

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courage

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    courageousness; braveness; bravery.

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captain_bob

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Robert Bartlett.

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moxie

  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; gumption; guts; sand.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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occupational

  • adjective of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained
    • occupational hazard

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francisco_pizarro

  • noun Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
    Pizarro.

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louis_joliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Jolliet; Louis Jolliet.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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damocles

  • noun the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)

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luck_it

  • verb act by relying on one's luck
    luck through.

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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lionhearted

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily courageous

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soldier_of_fortune

  • noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    mercenary.

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run_a_risk

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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john_davys

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; Davis; John Davis.

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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desperate

  • noun a person who is frightened and in need of help
    • they prey on the hopes of the desperate
  • adjective satellite arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    despairing.
    • a despairing view of the world situation
    • the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal
    • a desperate cry for help
    • helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether
    • her desperate screams

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diver

  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; underwater diver.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    plunger.

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cristobal_colon

  • noun Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
    Christopher Columbus; Cristoforo Colombo; Columbus.

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giovanni_cabato

  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    Cabot; John Cabot.

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spirited

  • adjective displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
  • verb infuse with spirit
    spirit up; spirit; inspirit.
    • The company spirited him up

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sir_james_clark_ross

  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    James Clark Ross; Ross.

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scuba_diver

  • noun an underwater diver who uses scuba gear

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park

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    parkland.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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william_clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    Clark.

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gage

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; smoke; Mary Jane; sens; grass; green goddess; dope; locoweed.
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gauge.

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pizarro

  • noun Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
    Francisco Pizarro.

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over-the-counter_market

  • noun a stock exchange where securities transactions are made via telephone and computer rather than on the floor of an exchange
    OTC market.

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Casanova de Seingalt.

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commercial_enterprise

  • noun an enterprise connected with commerce
  • noun the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    business; business enterprise.
    • computers are now widely used in business

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temerarious

  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    daredevil.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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impulsiveness

  • noun the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection

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adventuresome

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventurous.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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sir_francis_drake

  • noun English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    Francis Drake; Drake.

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fearless

  • adjective oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
    unafraid.
  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; audacious; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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spartan

  • adjective satellite resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
    • spartan courage
  • noun a resident of Sparta

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pluckiness

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    gutsiness; pluck.

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forwardness

  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    pushiness; bumptiousness; cockiness.
  • noun an advanced stage
    • the forwardness of the harvest this year
    • the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter

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pluck

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    pluckiness; gutsiness.
  • noun the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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firmness

  • noun the muscle tone of healthy tissue
    soundness.
    • his muscular firmness
  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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intrepidity

  • noun resolute courageousness
    dauntlessness.

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john_c._fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John Charles Fremont; Fremont.

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deep-sea_diver

  • noun a diver in the deeper parts of the sea

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carelessness

  • noun the quality of not being careful or taking pains
    sloppiness.
  • noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
    nonperformance; negligence; neglect.

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adventurer

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    venturer.
  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    explorer.

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madcap

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; tearaway; impulsive; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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steer

  • noun an indication of potential opportunity
    lead; hint; tip; wind; confidential information.
    • he got a tip on the stock market
    • a good lead for a job
  • noun castrated bull
    bullock.

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passing

  • noun (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    passing play; passing game; pass.
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; exit; expiration; release.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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investment_funds

  • noun money that is invested with an expectation of profit
    investment.

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escapade

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; adventure; dangerous undertaking.
  • noun any carefree episode
    lark.

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gamey

  • adjective satellite suggestive of sexual impropriety
    blue; naughty; juicy; gamy; racy; spicy; risque.
    • a blue movie
    • blue jokes
    • he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
    • a juicy scandal
    • a naughty wink
    • naughty words
    • racy anecdotes
    • a risque story
    • spicy gossip
  • adjective satellite (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    high; gamy.

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peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Robert Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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swaggering

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  • verb to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    sashay; ruffle; tittup; strut; prance; swagger; cock.
    • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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pot

  • noun metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can.

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new_york_stock_exchange

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    NYSE; big board; N. Y. Stock Exchange.

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jacques_costeau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Cousteau; Jacques Yves Costeau.

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ante

  • noun (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
  • verb place one's stake

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bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
  • noun the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea

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john_ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; Ross.

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swashbuckling

  • noun flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
  • adjective satellite flamboyantly adventurous
    swaggering.

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Sir Edmund Percival Hillary; Sir Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary.

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free-lance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelance; freelancer; free lance; self-employed person.
  • adjective working for yourself
    freelance; self-employed.

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daredevilry

  • noun boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior
    daredeviltry.

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sloppiness

  • noun the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water
    wateriness; muddiness.
    • the baseball game was canceled because of the wateriness of the outfield
    • the water's muddiness made it undrinkable
    • the sloppiness of a rainy November day
  • noun a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
    unkemptness; slovenliness.

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firm

  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    house; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house
  • verb become taut or tauter
    tauten.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened

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champion

  • noun someone who has won first place in a competition
    champ; title-holder.
  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; paladin; fighter.

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valor

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valorousness; valour; heroism; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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bull

  • noun uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; Samson.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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scott

  • noun award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
    George C. Scott.
  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Robert Falcon Scott.

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americus_vespucius

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)
    Amerigo Vespucci; Vespucci.

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richard_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Burton.

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gritty

  • adjective satellite composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
    grainy; granular; farinaceous; mealy; coarse-grained; granulose.
    • granular sugar
    • the photographs were grainy and indistinct
    • it left a mealy residue
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    spunky; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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mount

  • noun a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    riding horse; saddle horse.
  • noun the act of climbing something
    climb.
    • it was a difficult climb to the top

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robert_edwin_peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Peary; Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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cabot

  • noun son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    Sebastian Cabot.
  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    John Cabot; Giovanni Cabato.

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spelaeology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    speleology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    speleology.

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speculator

  • noun someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    plunger.

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pushiness

  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    bumptiousness; cockiness; forwardness.

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vitus_bering

  • noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
    Behring; Vitus Behring; Bering.

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speleologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; potholer.

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argonaut

  • noun someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

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wild

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    natural state; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  • noun a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    wilderness.
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

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curb

  • noun an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
    kerb; curbing.
  • noun a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
    curb bit.

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guide

  • noun someone employed to conduct others
    usher.
  • noun someone who shows the way by leading or advising

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pyramid

  • noun a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • noun (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

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louis_jolliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Jolliet; Louis Joliet.

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tearaway

  • noun a reckless and impetuous person
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; impulsive; madcap; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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adventurousness

  • noun the trait of being adventurous
    venturesomeness.

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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amex

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    American Stock Exchange; Curb.

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otc_market

  • noun a stock exchange where securities transactions are made via telephone and computer rather than on the floor of an exchange
    over-the-counter market.

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humphrey_gilbert

  • noun English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
    Gilbert; Sir Humphrey Gilbert.

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n._y._stock_exchange

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    New York Stock Exchange; NYSE; big board.

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valour

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valorousness; heroism; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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impetuosity

  • noun rash impulsiveness
    impetuousness.

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overreaching

  • adjective satellite revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights
    vaulting.
    • vaulting ambition
  • verb fail by aiming too high or trying too hard
    overreach.

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paladin

  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; fighter; champion.

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champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Samuel de Champlain.
  • noun a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
    Lake Champlain.

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undaunted

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    unshaken; undismayed.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made
  • adjective satellite resolutely courageous
    • undaunted in the face of death

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gamy

  • adjective satellite suggestive of sexual impropriety
    blue; naughty; juicy; racy; spicy; risque; gamey.
    • a blue movie
    • blue jokes
    • he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
    • a juicy scandal
    • a naughty wink
    • naughty words
    • racy anecdotes
    • a risque story
    • spicy gossip
  • adjective satellite (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    high; gamey.

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kund_johan_victor_rasmussen

  • noun Danish ethnologist and Arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879-1933)
    Rasmussen.

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gamma

  • noun the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted

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venturesomeness

  • noun the trait of being adventurous
    adventurousness.

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sir_matthew_flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Matthew Flinders; Flinders.

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vespucci

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)
    Amerigo Vespucci; Americus Vespucius.

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cheek

  • noun either side of the face below the eyes
  • noun an impudent statement
    impudence; impertinence.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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edmund_hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Sir Edmund Percival Hillary; Hillary; Sir Edmund Hillary.

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magellan

  • noun Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)
    Ferdinand Magellan; Fernao Magalhaes.

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robert_falcon_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Scott.

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cave

  • noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  • verb hollow out as if making a cave or opening
    undermine.
    • The river was caving the banks

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high-risk

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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adventuress

  • noun a woman adventurer
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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armin

  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
    Arminius; Hermann.

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james_cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; Captain Cook; Captain James Cook.

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temerity

  • noun fearless daring
    audacity; audaciousness.

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sir_richard_francis_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Richard Burton.

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dauntless

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; fearless; audacious; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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guts

  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; gumption; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it
  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    bowel; intestine; gut.

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luck_through

  • verb act by relying on one's luck
    luck it.

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bering

  • noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
    Behring; Vitus Bering; Vitus Behring.

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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otto_neumann_sverdrup

  • noun Norwegian explorer who led expeditions into the Arctic (1855-1930)
    Sverdrup.

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sebastian_vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Vizcaino.

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vasco_nunez_de_balboa

  • noun Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)
    Balboa.

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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grit

  • noun a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
    gritrock; gritstone.
  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; gumption; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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big

  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    large.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world
  • adjective satellite significant
    • graduation was a big day in his life

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drake

  • noun English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    Sir Francis Drake; Francis Drake.
  • noun adult male of a wild or domestic duck

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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business_enterprise

  • noun the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    commercial enterprise; business.
    • computers are now widely used in business

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press

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    pressure; insistency; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    public press.

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bravery

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    courageousness; braveness; courage.
  • noun feeling no fear
    fearlessness.

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fortune

  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance
  • noun a large amount of wealth or prosperity

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vitus_behring

  • noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
    Behring; Vitus Bering; Bering.

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go_for_broke

  • verb risk everything in one big effort
    • the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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henry_m._stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Sir Henry Morton Stanley.

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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resoluteness

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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robert_e._peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Robert Peary; Peary.

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brainish

  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; tearaway; impulsive; madcap; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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crapshoot

  • noun a risky and uncertain venture
    • getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot
  • noun playing craps
    crap game; crap shooting.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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bourse

  • noun the stock exchange in Paris

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mountaineer

  • noun someone who climbs mountains
    mountain climber.
  • verb climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

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meriwether_lewis

  • noun United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)
    Lewis.

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sir_edmund_hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Sir Edmund Percival Hillary; Hillary; Edmund Hillary.

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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venturesome

  • adjective satellite disposed to venture or take risks
    audacious; daring; venturous.
    • audacious visions of the total conquest of space
    • an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
    • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
    • a venturesome investor
    • a venturous spirit

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pioneer

  • noun someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
    trailblazer; groundbreaker; innovator.
  • noun one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory
    • they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them

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charles_francis_hall

  • noun United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)
    Hall.

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venturous

  • adjective satellite disposed to venture or take risks
    audacious; daring; venturesome.
    • audacious visions of the total conquest of space
    • an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
    • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
    • a venturesome investor
    • a venturous spirit

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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verrazano

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
    Verrazzano; Giovanni da Verrazzano; Giovanni da Verrazano.

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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bold

  • noun a typeface with thick heavy lines
    bold face; boldface.
  • adjective fearless and daring
    • bold settlers on some foreign shore
    • a bold speech
    • a bold adventure

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business

  • noun a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
    business organisation; business concern; business organization; concern.
    • he bought his brother's business
    • a small mom-and-pop business
    • a racially integrated business concern
  • noun the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    commercial enterprise; business enterprise.
    • computers are now widely used in business

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cristoforo_colombo

  • noun Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
    Christopher Columbus; Columbus; Cristobal Colon.

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mettlesome

  • adjective satellite having a proud and unbroken spirit
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    gritty; spunky; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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audaciousness

  • noun fearless daring
    temerity; audacity.
  • noun aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
    audacity.
    • he had the audacity to question my decision

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cartier

  • noun French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
    Jacques Cartier.

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stock_exchange

  • noun an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
    stock market; securities market.

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davis

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; John Davys; John Davis.
  • noun United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
    Stuart Davis.

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nyse

  • noun a stock exchange in New York
    New York Stock Exchange; big board; N. Y. Stock Exchange.

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cowboy

  • noun a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
    puncher; cowherd; cowpuncher; cowpoke; cattleman; cowman; cowhand.
  • noun a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
    rodeo rider.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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frobisher

  • noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594)
    Sir Martin Frobisher.

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casanova_de_seingalt

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova.

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stakes

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; bet.
  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    stake; interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future

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nerve

  • noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
    nervus.
  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; spunk; mettle.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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valorousness

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valour; heroism; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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rasmussen

  • noun Danish ethnologist and Arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879-1933)
    Kund Johan Victor Rasmussen.

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samuel_de_champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Champlain.

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operator

  • noun (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
  • noun an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
    manipulator.
    • the operator of the switchboard

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vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Sebastian Vizcaino.

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francis_drake

  • noun English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    Sir Francis Drake; Drake.

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nervy

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; high-strung; jittery; restive; overstrung.
  • adjective satellite showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
    • the nervy feats of mountaineers

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forth

  • adverb from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    away; off.
    • ran away from the lion
    • wanted to get away from there
    • sent the children away to boarding school
    • the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
    • went off to school
    • they drove off
    • go forth and preach
  • noun a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
    Forth River.

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firmness_of_purpose

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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sieur_de_lasalle

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    LaSalle; Rene-Robert Cavelier.

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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alpinist

  • noun a mountain climber who specializes in difficult climbs

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hothead

  • noun a belligerent grouch
    fire-eater.
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil.

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risky_venture

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    escapade; adventure; dangerous undertaking.

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bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob; Robert Bartlett.
  • noun United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905)
    John Bartlett.

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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funds

  • noun assets in the form of money
    cash in hand; finances; pecuniary resource; monetary resource.
  • noun a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
    monetary fund; fund.

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brazenness

  • noun behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame
    shamelessness.

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matthew_flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Flinders; Sir Matthew Flinders.

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brashness

  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; flashiness; loudness; garishness.
  • noun the trait of being rash and hasty

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moral_hazard

  • noun (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance)
    • insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest

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valiancy

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    gallantry; valorousness; valour; heroism; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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gallantry

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; valorousness; valour; heroism; valor; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor
  • noun courtesy towards women
    politesse; chivalry.

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emboldened

  • adjective satellite made bold or courageous
  • verb give encouragement to
    embolden; cheer; recreate; hearten.

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dangerous

  • adjective involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    unsafe.
    • a dangerous criminal
    • a dangerous bridge
    • unemployment reached dangerous proportions
  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    grievous; life-threatening; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease

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exploration

  • noun to travel for the purpose of discovery
    geographic expedition.
  • noun a careful systematic search

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stouthearted

  • adjective satellite used especially of persons
    stalwart.
    • a stalwart knight
    • a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army

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sally

  • noun witty remark
    wisecrack; quip; crack.
  • noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    sortie.

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unfearing

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; audacious; hardy; intrepid.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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braveness

  • noun a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
    courageousness; courage; bravery.

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dare

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    daring.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold; presume.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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amundsen

  • noun Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
    Roald Amundsen.

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valiance

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valorousness; valour; heroism; valor.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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expedition

  • noun a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
    military expedition; hostile expedition.
  • noun an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
    • an expedition was sent to explore Mars

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sir_richard_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.

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hudson

  • noun a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century
    Hudson River.
  • noun English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)
    W. H. Hudson; William Henry Hudson.

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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pearl_diver

  • noun a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls
    pearler.

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crusade

  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    campaign; cause; drive; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort
  • noun any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

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hardiness

  • noun the property of being strong and healthy in constitution
    robustness; validity; lustiness.
  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    boldness; daring; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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potholer

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; speleologist.

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intrepid

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; audacious; hardy; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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cousteau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Jacques Costeau; Jacques Yves Costeau.

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stake

  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
  • noun a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    post.
    • a pair of posts marked the goal
    • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

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mungo_park

  • noun Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806)
    Park.

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securities_market

  • noun an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
    stock exchange; stock market.

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gambling

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    play; gaming.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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stalwart

  • noun a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
    loyalist.
  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes

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reckless

  • adjective satellite marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
    foolhardy; rash; heady.
    • foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker
    • became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
    • a reckless driver
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest
  • adjective satellite characterized by careless unconcern
    heedless.
    • the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton
    • reckless squandering of public funds

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lance

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    shaft; spear.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; spear.

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vaulting

  • noun (architecture) a vaulted structure
    • arches and vaulting
  • noun a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
    curvet.

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backbone

  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm
  • noun fortitude and determination
    grit; gumption; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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hastiness

  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hurry; haste; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste
  • noun hasty impulsiveness

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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mountain_climber

  • noun someone who climbs mountains
    mountaineer.

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robert_abram_bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Captain Bob; Robert Bartlett.

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hotheaded

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; short-tempered; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; tearaway; impulsive; madcap.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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brass

  • noun an alloy of copper and zinc
  • noun a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
    brass instrument.

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pool

  • noun an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
  • noun a small lake
    pond.
    • the pond was too small for sailing

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francisco_fernandez_de_cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.

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fighter

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; belligerent; battler.
  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; attack aircraft.

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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john_hanning_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Speke.

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sir_john_ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    John Ross; Ross.

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recklessness

  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    rashness; foolhardiness.

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mercenary

  • noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    soldier of fortune.
  • adjective satellite marked by materialism
    worldly-minded; materialistic.

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bartholomeu_diaz

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Dias; Diaz; Dias.

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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menace

  • noun something that is a source of danger
    threat.
    • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  • noun a threat or the act of threatening
    • he spoke with desperate menace

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resolution

  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolve; declaration.
  • noun the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
    resolving power.

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bartholomeu_dias

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Diaz; Diaz; Dias.

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