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prowess

prow·ess

prowess

 
 
pronunciation:
praU ihs
part of speech: noun
definition 1: great skill or talent; superior ability.
He was small, but his prowess as a fighter was well-known and the bullies left him alone.
synonyms:
expertise, mastery
antonyms:
incompetence, ineptitude
similar words:
ability, capability, competence, dexterity, facility, faculty, genius, knack, know-how, might, proficiency, skill, talent, virtuosity
definition 2: exceptional strength, courage, or ability in battle.
synonyms:
bravery, courage, heroism, might, nerve, strength, valor
antonyms:
cowardice
similar words:
grit, guts, moxie, nettle, spunk, stamina, vigor