temerity vs. timidity – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Temerity

Definition:

fearless daring

Examples:

The new pupil had the temerity to question the headmistress.

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Timidity

Definition:

fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

Examples:

he was timid and worried about what would happen

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