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hero

noun [C]  /ˈhɪər·oʊ/ ( plural heroes) ( female heroine,  /ˈher·oʊ·ɪn/) us  
a person admired for bravery, great achievements, or good qualities literature The hero is the main character of a story, play, or movie.
heroic
adjective [not gradable]  /hɪˈroʊ·ɪk/ us  
The ceremony at City Hall honored the heroic acts of firefighters who lost their lives.
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