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Fortitude (noun)

Definition:

 strength, courage, and determination during difficult circumstances. Someone who faces challenges with fortitude, does so with strength and determination to overcome his difficulties.

Example Sentences:

– The investors sold their stocks in the face of massive declines because they lacked the fortitude to stay the course.
– When you start a business, it is inevitable that something will go wrong, so you need to make sure you have the fortitude to follow your dreams and make the business a reality.
– Lacking the fortitude to stand up for himself, Max was often the victim of his boss’ disrespectful remarks.
– The fact that he is running for the Presidency again, after having lost four times, is proof of his intestinal fortitude.

Synonyms:

firmness, determination, resolve, strength

Antonyms:

weakness, cowardice, despair, pusillanimity

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Embarkation (noun)

Definition:

1. beginning of something new; 2. boarding onto an aircraft or ship. Embarkation is related to the verb embark, “to set out” or “to go on board.”

Example Sentences:

– On the deck of the Titanic, the pastor begin the embarkation of the journey with a prayer.
– Kirstin decided, after years of working in sales, that she was ready to embark on a new career as a massage therapist.
– The embarkation of the sailors onto the vessel was accompanied by much appropriate fanfare.
– After she quit the job, the embarkation into being her own boss proved exciting for the daring entrepreneur.

Synonyms:

beginning, boarding, entry

Antonyms:

exit, end

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