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Someone who is brave and willing to take risks

heroine

noun

a woman who is admired for doing something very brave or good

hero

noun

someone who has done something brave, for example saving a person’s life or risking their own life

tough guy

noun

a strong man who can deal with difficult or violent situations

daredevil

noun

someone who does dangerous things for enjoyment and does not worry about the risk

man

noun

someone who is strong and brave, as a man is traditionally expected to be

gambler

noun

someone who is ready to take risks in order to be more successful

chancer

noun

someone who is always willing to take a risk in order to get an advantage, even if it means doing something that other people do not approve of

lion

noun

someone who is powerful, impressive, or brave

risk-taker

noun

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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