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Word of the Week – Valiant

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Word of the Week – Valiant

from Old French vailant, based on Latin valere ‘be strong’

possessing or showing courage or determination.

CHARACTERISTICS (examples):

Despite their valiant efforts, they lost the game.

EXAMPLES (synonyms):

bold

brave

courageous

dauntless

intrepid

 NON-EXAMPLE (antonyms):

spineless

spiritless

timorous

uncourageous

ungallant

 

Do you know the idiom ‘bite the bullet’?

When we say we will ‘bite the bullet’ we mean that we will get on with something and accept the difficulties or pain involved.

Sometimes we might use this phrase when we finally decide to do something unpleasant that we have been hesitating about or delaying.