1. the ability to exert effort for the accomplishment of a task (the murdered man’s wife didn’t have the emotional strength to face reporters)
Synonyms: energy, firepower, force, horsepower, might, muscle, potence, potency, puissance, sinew, strength, vigor
Related Words: aptitude, capability, capacity, competence, competency; adequacy, effectiveness, effectualness, usefulness

2. the ability to withstand force or stress without being distorted, dislodged, or damaged (this cheap shelving unit doesn’t have the strength to hold all those books)
Synonyms: firmness, soundness, strength, sturdiness
Related Words: dependability, durability, reliability; solidity, solidness; cohesion, toughness

Keywords: #selfcontrol #patience #compassion #calm #keeptogether #stability #perseverance #moderation #kindness
#gentleness #serenity #understanding #selfdiscipline #innercalm #courage


“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things
I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.”
*Rienhold Niebuhr, American Protestant Theologian


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