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Intrepid

[in-ˈtre-pəd]

Part of speech: adjective

1.

Exhibiting fearlessness and endurance

2.

Adventurous and bold

Examples of Intrepid in a sentence

"The intrepid explorer blazed a path through the jungle brush with his machete."

"You must be intrepid if you want to be a reporter—you can't be afraid to seek the truth no matter where it might lead you."

About Intrepid

Looking to placate an acquaintance who always seems to be getting angry? Psychologists say that staying calm yourself can have a major impact. People tend to subconsciously match the tone, posture, and emotional vibe of those around them—even someone they are angry with.

Did you Know?

Though intrepid is far more common, its converse—trepid—has been around longer, and means "fearful."

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