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SYN: sure, self-assertive, bold, brave, convinced, courageous, dauntless, positive
 
 

Definition: Incapable of being intimidated or discouraged;self-assured;presumptuous

Example:
WHAT THE PART REQUIRES IS A CERTAIN
PRESENCE,” Owen told Dan. “THE
GHOST MUST TRULY APPEAR TO KNOW
THE FUTURE. IRONICALLY, THE OTHER PART
I’M PLAYING THIS CHRISTMAS—YES, YES, I
MEAN THE STUPID PAGEANT—IRONICALLY,
THIS PREPARES ME FOR THE ROLE. I MEAN,
THEY’RE BOTH PARTS THAT FORCE YOU TO
TAKE COMMAND OF THINGS, WITHOUT
WORD...YES, YES OF COURSE I MEAN
ME!” There was a rare pause,
while Owen listened to Dan. “WHO SAYS
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET TO COME HAS
TO BE TALL?” Owen asked angrily.
“YES, OF COURSE I KNOW HOW TALL MISTER
FISH IS. DAN, YOU’RE NOT USING YOUR
IMAGINATION.” There was another brief
pause, and Owen said: “THERE’S A
SIMPLE TEST. LET ME REHEARSE IT. IF
EVERYBODY LAUGHS, I’M OUT. IF EVERYONE
IS SCARED, I’M THE ONE. YES, OF
COURSE—‘INCLUDING MISTERFISH.’LAUGH,
I’M OUT. SCARED, I’M IN.”
 
John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany

Explanation:
Through Irving's use of italicization and emphasis of certain specific words, he enables an assertive and confident tone of Owen Meany as he convinces Dan for him to be the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. His deliberate and bold tone is shown through Dan's criticism as depicted through his direct and decisive attitude. Owen's positive, strong, and assured tone lets himself be tested by Dan as if convincing his audience about his confidence. By emphasizing certain words such as 'presence' and 'command' in this passage, it suggests that Owen is also convincing in defending his stature, therefore, also shows that Owen is not taking a tone of confidence regardless of his shortcomings, but  rather because of his shortcomings. His directness, as emphasized with the phrase "IF EVERYBODY LAUGHS, I'M OUT" wastes no effort of Owen's--instead, getting straight to the point credibility.

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