This lesson will help you define motivation, drive, focus, desire, goal, incentive, determination, get-up-and-go, encouragement and achievement.
(–) motivation uncountable noun enthusiasm for doing something
- He doesn’t have a lot of motivation for his job.
(–) drive uncountable noun the energy and determination to achieve something
- To be successful you need drive.
focus verb to concentrate on something
- Focusing on one job will give you better results.
desire verb to want something very much
- He has everything you desire for the next few hours.
(a) goal noun something that you hope to achieve
- Their goal was to find some beer.
(an) incentive noun something that encourages a person to do something
- Money is always an incentive.
(–) determination uncountable noun to continue trying to do something although it is very difficult
- You have to admire the lizard’s determination.
get-up-and-go phrase having energy and enthusiasm
- He doesn’t seem to have a huge amount of get-up-and-go today.
(–) encouragement uncountable noun words or actions that give someone confidence to do something
- A smile from her was the only encouragement he needed.
(an) achievement noun something very good and difficult you have done
- Istanbul in 2005 was a great achievement.
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