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gumption

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈɡʌmp.ʃən/ informal
the ability to decide what is the best thing to do in a particular situation, and to do it with energy and determination: She had the gumption to write directly to the company manager and persuade him to give her a job.
Translations of “gumption”
in Chinese (Traditional) 精明能幹, 魄力, 勇氣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精明强干, 魄力, 勇气…
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