Fear and fearless

mettle
(n)
MET-ǝl
Meaning

courage; spirit; personal substance; "guts"

1st Sample Sentence

A leader cannot just be a man of good ideas; he must also be a man of mettle, who fights to win.

Root

metallon (mine, quarry, pit, metal, ore) (Greek)

Mnemonics

Sounds like metal and metals are obviously strong. So, can be related to a strong courageous person. Reminds of Steel King industrialist Lakshmi Mittal: Symbolic of courage to carry on

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