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mettle

noun [U] uk   /ˈmet.l̩/  us   /ˈmet̬-/
ability and determination when competing or doing something difficult: The team showed/proved its mettle in the final round. The real test of her political mettle came in the May elections.
Translations of “mettle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神, 勇氣, 才能…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神, 勇气, 才能…
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