Word + Quiz: indomitable

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Word + Quiz: indomitable

: impossible to subdue

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The word indomitable has appeared in 82 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on June 5 in “For U.S. Women, a Rare Question Mark Comes With a Ready Answer” by Andrew Keh:

LONDON — Erica Dambach recognized that the words she was using to describe her former player Alyssa Naeher — “very quiet and reserved,” “unassuming,” “very, very humble” — were not ones most people immediately associate with an indomitable athlete.

Dambach, who coached Naeher for three seasons at Penn State, said she once had those very same concerns about Naeher’s serene demeanor. But then she watched Naeher play.

“When she steps over the line, she takes on the personality of one of the top goalkeepers in the world,” Dambach said. “You can see the fire in her belly. You can see the fire in her eyes. She becomes that winner that you know is inside her.”

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