That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.
Where I Discovered It
While a word that certain has some familiarity it particularly struck me while reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
- initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness
- courage; spunk; guts;
- common sense; shrewdness
"I was hoping you would have inherited more gumption from our people." ~ Dr. Erland to Cinder p. 276 of Cinder
Michael gather his gumption. This would be no easy task.
"Use your gumption. Don't be stupid." Michael said.
I love the sound of this word 'gumption'. It sounds cool. Just imagine saying "I've got gumption."
It is a good word to use instead of courage or common sense, but at the same I also think it wouldn't suit all characters. It isn't a word you would hear or see everyday. I think I would love to see it around more.