Monday, April 11, 2016

I is for Intrepid - Pioneer Women in Aviation: A-Z Challenge

I-n-t-r-e-p-i-d  - the word I've chosen to describe the amazing female aviators in this theme. What do you think?

Fearless; Adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect).

Synonyms: fearless, unafraid, undaunted, unflinching, unshrinking, bold, daring, gallant, audacious, adventurous, heroic, dynamic, spirited, indomitable; brave, courageous, valiant, valorous, stouthearted, stalwart, plucky, doughty.

Informal; gutsy, gutty, spunky, ballsy 



The Opposite of the antonym ‘Timid 


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Source: Google

20 comments:

  1. You described these women very wel indeed.
    Yvonne.

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    1. It's the first word to come to mind but it also fits for the letter 'i' No aviators found!

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  2. Great word for them. We can't imagine today how hard it would have been to break down those barriers back then.

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    1. They did a great job breaking down those barriers :)

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  3. Nice word analysis. It's a shame it's frequency of use has declined over the years - it's such a lovely word

    Open Minded Mormon A-Z

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    1. I found that interesting too. Maybe we can bring it back. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. "Intrepid" is a good word to describe the pioneering women of aviation. Sometimes I feel intrepid just flying on airlines.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Ha-ha. I hear you. I'm my husband's white-knuckled companion!

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  5. Sharon, Pioneer women of that era had to be intrepid to succeed. Impressive "I" word choice and A2Z theme. Thank you for your recent visit!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    All Things Vintage: Ivory Soap #AprilA2Z

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    1. I'm glad you agree. Would love to add Intrepid to my own description. These women have inspired me! Thanks for visiting back.

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  6. All of the women you've posted about have be intrepid. What wonderful stories they left for us to discover. So glad you chose this theme.

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    1. Enjoying your theme on Cuba too :)Thanks!

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  7. Perfect word. Synonyms are good descriptions, too--these women amaze us, and inspire us!

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  8. It's one of my favorite words! Happy to see it here. =D

    Boldly Going Through the Alphabet!
    @shanjeniah
    Part-Time Minion for Holton's Heroes
    shanjeniah's Lovely Chaos

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    1. Do not use much, but I'm starting to. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Trying to catch up...unexpected visitors plus my mom has kept me away. Love this word because it's perfect for the women you are showcasing here.

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    1. I know how you feel!! Hang in there.
      Intrepid was first word to come to mind :)

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  10. Intrepid - those who are innovative and inspired to follow their dreams - I nearly wrote instinct but I'll leave it out. Thanks Sharon your women are that indeed.

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    1. Have enjoyed their stories a lot. All so different, yet much in common too.Thanks!

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