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

  Audacity \Au*dac"i*ty\, n.
     1. Daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesomeness.
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              The freedom and audacity necessary in the commerce
              of men.                               --Tatler.
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     2. Reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; -- implying a
        contempt of law or moral restraints.
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              With the most arrogant audacity.      --Joye.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  audacity
      n 1: fearless daring [syn: audacity, audaciousness,
           temerity]
      2: aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; "he had the
         audacity to question my decision" [syn: audacity,
         audaciousness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "audacity":
     adventuresomeness, adventurousness, arrogance, assurance,
     audaciousness, balls, bold front, boldness, brash bearing,
     brashness, brass, brassiness, bravado, bravura, brazenness,
     brinkmanship, bumptiousness, cheek, cheekiness, cockiness,
     contempt, contemptuousness, contumely, courage, courage fou,
     courting disaster, daredevilry, daredeviltry, daring, daringness,
     defial, defiance, defying, derision, derring-do, despite, disdain,
     disregard, effrontery, enterprise, face, fire-eating,
     flirting with death, foolhardiness, forwardness, gall,
     going for broke, hardihood, hardiness, harebrainedness, hubris,
     impertinence, impudence, insolence, mettle, nerve, obtrusiveness,
     overboldness, overweening, overweeningness, pertness,
     playing with fire, presumption, presumptuousness, procacity,
     pushiness, resolution, sauciness, spirit, uppishness, uppityness,
     venturesomeness, venturousness
  
  

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