Word of the Day: intrepid

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Word of the Day: intrepid

: not intimidated by fear, intimidation or circumstances that require endurance

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The word intrepid has appeared in 92 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 9 in “Asia’s Weather Was Frigid, but the Pictures Are Nice” by Youmi Kim and Mike Ives:

In Beijing, the temperature reached minus 3 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday — the lowest since 1966, state-run news media reported. People on the Twitter-like platform Weibo said it had taught them what it must feel like to live at the North Pole.

Even China’s official forecasting website cracked a joke, releasing a map that rendered the nation of 1.4 billion people as a freezer.

… In Beijing, some intrepid swimmers dove into a lake, despite strong winds and freezing temperatures.

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