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 for audacious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Audacious \Au*da"cious\, a. [F. audacieux, as if fr. LL.
     audaciosus (not found), fr. L. audacia audacity, fr. audax,
     -acis, bold, fr. audere to dare.]
     1. Daring; spirited; adventurous.
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              As in a cloudy chair, ascending rides
              Audacious.                            --Milton.
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     2. Contemning the restraints of law, religion, or decorum;
        bold in wickedness; presumptuous; impudent; insolent. "
        Audacious traitor." --Shak. " Such audacious
        neighborhood." --Milton.
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     3. Committed with, or proceedings from, daring effrontery or
        contempt of law, morality, or decorum. "Audacious
        cruelty." "Audacious prate." --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  audacious
      adj 1: invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious
             explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers";
             "intrepid pioneers" [syn: audacious, brave,
             dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid,
             unfearing]
      2: unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick
         to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious
         display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times;
         "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with
         its quick material successes and insolent belief in the
         boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell [syn:
         audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced,
         brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent]
      3: disposed to venture or take risks; "audacious visions of the
         total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two
         Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction
         writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"
         [syn: audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "audacious":
     adventuresome, adventurous, arrogant, bold, brash, brassy, brave,
     brazen, bumptious, careless, challenging, cheeky, cocky, cold,
     confident, contemptuous, contumelious, cool, courageous, daredevil,
     daring, dauntless, death-defying, defiant, defying, derisive,
     devil-may-care, disdainful, disregardful, disrespectful, doughty,
     easy, emancipated, enterprising, familiar, fearless, fire-eating,
     foolhardy, forward, free, greatly daring, harebrained, heedless,
     hubristic, impertinent, impudent, independent, insolent, insulting,
     intrepid, madbrain, madbrained, madcap, mettlesome, obtrusive,
     overbold, overpresumptuous, overweening, pert, presuming,
     presumptuous, procacious, pushy, rash, reckless,
     regardless of consequences, relaxed, rude, saucy, self-absorbed,
     self-centered, selfish, shameless, temerarious, thoughtless,
     unabashed, unafraid, uncurbed, undaunted, ungoverned, unhampered,
     uninhibited, unrestrained, untrammeled, uppish, uppity, valiant,
     valorous, venturesome, venturous, wild, wild-ass
  
  

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