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ambition

am·bi·tion

ambition

 
pronunciation:
aem bI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a strong desire to reach a goal, or the goal that someone wants to reach.
He has a strong ambition to become a lawyer.Her ambition was to become famous.
synonyms:
desire
derivation: ambitionless (adj.)
Word Parts
The word ambition contains the following parts:
amb, ambl, ambul Latin root that means walk
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.