MOXIE

[ˈmɒksi]

Meaning- The word is mostly used in informal contexts to mean determined. A person with moxie is a fighter; he does not give up easily – no matter how often he is knocked down, he gets up. He is courageous in adversity.

Examples–   1. Suraj showed a lot of moxie when he questioned some of the CEO’s decisions.

                          2. The girl has a lot of moxie in her. There’s no way she’s going to give up now.

Origin-  The word comes from the name of a soft drink that was quite popular in the States in the early twentieth century. The advertisements claimed that the drink would ‘build up your nerve’. It is possible to buy a can of Moxie even today.

 

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