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vaulting

noun [U] uk   /ˈvɒl.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈvɑːl.t̬ɪŋ/
arches which support a ceiling or room: After the explosion nothing of the walls or vaulting remained intact.Arches, columns and beams

vaulting

adjective uk   // us  
vaulting ambition DISAPPROVING a strong wish to be extremely successful, powerful, rich, etc. and a belief that this is more important than anything else: He sacrificed his marriage to his vaulting political ambition.Feelings of desire
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