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

  Decisive \De*ci*sive\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]cisif. See Decision.]
     1. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or
        controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy;
        final; conclusive. "A decisive, irrevocable doom."
        --Bates. "Decisive campaign." --Macaulay. "Decisive
        proof." --Hallam.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Marked by promptness and decision.
        [1913 Webster]
              A noble instance of this attribute of the decisive
              character.                            --J. Foster.
     Syn: Decided; positive; conclusive. See Decided. --
          De*ci"sive*ly, adv. -- De*ci"sive*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of
           character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness" [syn:
           decisiveness, decision] [ant: indecision,
      2: the quality of being final or definitely settled; "the
         finality of death" [syn: finality, conclusiveness,
         decisiveness] [ant: inconclusiveness]

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