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aspiration

aspiration

/ˌæspɝˈeɪʃən/
noun
a strong will to achieve something

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viability

viability

/vaɪəˈbɪɫəti/
noun
the state or quality of being capable of achieving success

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triumph

triumph

/ˈtɹaɪəmf/
noun
a great victory, success, or achievement gained through struggle

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track record

track record

/tɹˈæk ɹˈɛkɚd/
noun
a history of someone's or something's recognized accomplishments that can often be used for the purpose of making judgment

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synergy

synergy

/ˈsɪnɝdʒi/
noun
the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects

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streak

streak

/ˈstɹik/
noun
an unbroken series of events

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stepping stone

stepping stone

/stˈɛpɪŋ stˈoʊn/
noun
any means of advancement that helps one to make progress towards achieving something

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resolve

resolve

/ɹiˈzɑɫv/
noun
a strong will to have or do something of value

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prosperity

prosperity

/pɹɑˈspɛɹəti/
noun
the state of being successful, particularly by earning a lot of money

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prospect

prospect

/ˈpɹɑspɛkt/
noun
the likelihood or possibility of something becoming successful in the future

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prime

prime

/ˈpɹaɪm/
noun
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

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pinnacle

pinnacle

/ˈpɪnəkəɫ/
noun
a part of something that is considered as the most prominent or successful

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pertinacity

pertinacity

/pˌɜːtɪnˈæsɪɾi/
noun
the quality of having determination to continue doing or believing something in spite of any opposition or hardships

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perseverance

perseverance

/ˌpɝsəˈvɪɹəns/
noun
the quality of persistently trying in spite of difficulties

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infallibility

infallibility

/ˌɪnˌfæɫɪˈbɪɫɪti/
noun
the quality of never being wrong or making mistakes

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fruition

fruition

/fɹuˈɪʃən/
noun
something that is made real or concrete

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foothold

foothold

/ˈfʊtˌhoʊɫd/
noun
an early achievement paves the way for future progress

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feasibility

feasibility

/ˌfizəˈbɪɫəti/
noun
in a way that is possible or doable

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enterprise

enterprise

/ˈɛnɝˌpɹaɪz/, /ˈɛntɝˌpɹaɪz/
noun
an enormous project that is part of a for-profit business

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to accredit

to accredit

/əˌkɹɛdət/
verb
to believe that someone deserves the credit for something

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to bounce back

to bounce back

/bˈaʊns bˈæk/
verb
to regain health after an illness or become successful again after facing difficulties

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breakthrough

breakthrough

/ˈbɹeɪkˌθɹu/
noun
an important discovery or development that helps improve a situation or answer a problem

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to bring off

to bring off

/bɹˈɪŋ ˈɔf/
verb
to be successful in achieving a particular end or doing something difficult

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to carve

to carve

/ˈkɑɹv/
verb
to manage to establish a career, reputation, etc. for oneself through hard work and dedication
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They carve homes called "dug-outs"—into the hills overlooking the town.

Why then did they carve them in the first place?

and apparently he liked to use it for carving trees

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to come through

to come through

/kˈʌm θɹˈuː/
verb
to emerge triumphant in attaining a particular goal

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efficacious

efficacious

/ˌɛfəˈkeɪʃəs/
adjective
producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

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illustrious

illustrious

/ˌɪˈɫəstɹiəs/
adjective
praised and well-known because of prior achievements

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to measure up

to measure up

/mˈɛʒɚɹ ˈʌp/
verb
to meet the qualifications or standards that are required or expected for doing or achieving something

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opportune

opportune

/ˌɑpɝˈtun/
adjective
(of a time) ideal for achieving a particular purpose or reaching success

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to overachieve

to overachieve

/ˌoʊvɚɹɐtʃˈiːv/
verb
to achieve success more than expected

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practicality

practicality

/ˌpɹæktɪˈkæɫəti/
noun
the quality of being realistic and practical rather than ideal or theoretical

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to shoot for

to shoot for

/ʃˈuːt fɔːɹ/
verb
to attempt to achieve something, particularly a difficult goal

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to strive

to strive

/ˈstɹaɪv/
verb
to make great efforts to achieve something
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but you know, something I strive for.

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to surmount

to surmount

/sɝˈmaʊnt/
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to overcome something or deal with it successfully

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to thrive

to thrive

/ˈθɹaɪv/
verb
to develop or grow well or continue to be successful
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He's thriving, he's really happy doing really well.

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driven

driven

/ˈdɹɪvən/
adjective
showing determination and ambition to achieve one's goals

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zenith

zenith

/ˈzinəθ/, /ˈzinɪθ/
noun
a period during which someone or something reaches their most successful point

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furtherance

furtherance

/ˈfɝθɝəns/
noun
the process of helping something grow, develop, or become more successful

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