initiative

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large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force counteroffensive
news story gotten by luck or initiative exclusive , scoop
cleverness and initiative gumption , ingenuity
educational method stressing child's initiative and natural abilities Montessori
accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative notification , presentment
trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative passiveness , passivity
person who shows initiative self-starter
energetic person with unusual initiative self-starter
failure to be active as a consequence of lack of initiative or ambition shiftlessness
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