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courage

noun [U]  /ˈkɜr·ɪdʒ, ˈkʌr·ɪdʒ/ us  
the ability to control fear and to be willing to deal with something that is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant: He lacked the courage to tax the American people to pay for his Great Society programs. It took me several months to get up the courage to ask her to lunch.
courageous
adjective  /kəˈreɪ·dʒəs/ us  
She showed herself to be a courageous journalist.
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