terça-feira, 2 de outubro de 2012

Palavra do dia

ambition   Audio Pronunciation   /æmˈbɪʃən/   noun
(ambição, aspiração, pretensão)
plural ambitions
[count] : a particular goal or aim : something that a person hopes to do or achieve • My first ambition as a child was to be in the circus. • The wife of a famous poet, she had literary ambitions of her own. [=she wanted to be a writer too] • He has ambitions for an acting career. = He has ambitions to become an actor. = Hisambition is to be/become an actor. • She finally achieved/realized/fulfilled her life’s ambition [=the thing she most wanted to do in her life] when she started her own business.
[noncount] : a desire to be successful, powerful, or famous • He lacked ambition and couldn’t compete with the others. • With her talent and fierce ambition [=her very strong desire to succeed], she became a very successful actress.
[noncount]US : a desire to do things and be active — usually used in negative constructions • I was tired and had no ambition[=initiativeenergy], so I just spent the whole weekend watching TV.

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