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Word of the Day 10/04/16 Mettle

Mettle (noun, idiom)
mettle [met-l]


noun
1. courage and fortitude: a man of mettle.
2. disposition or temperament: a man of fine mettle.

Idioms
3. on one's mettle, in the position of being incited to do one's best: The loss of the first round put him on his mettle to win the match.

Can be confused
medal, meddle, metal.

Synonyms
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1. valor, pluck, vigor, ardor, nerve, fiber.

Origin: 1575-85; spelling variant of metal, in metaphoric usages

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