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cour·age

courage

 
 
pronunciation:
kuh rihj
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part of speech: noun
definition: the ability to face fear or danger; bravery.
It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in.
 
synonyms:
bravery, guts, nerve
antonyms:
cowardice
similar words:
audacity, daring, heart, pluck
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The word courage contains the following parts:
cor2, cour2, cord Latin root that means heart
synonyms:
cardi, cardio
 
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before -age (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.