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ambitious

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2 having or showing a bold forcefulness in the pursuit of a goal
  • cleaning up the vacant lot in one weekend was an ambitious undertaking

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The first known use of ambitious was in the 14th century

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“Ambitious.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ambitious. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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