1. backbone: 骨气，勇气
Will he have the backbone to tell them what he thinks?
2. dare: 敢，不惧
I wouldn’t dare have a party in my flat in case the neighbours complained.
3. guts: 勇气，魄力
I don’t have the guts to ask her out.
4. nerve: 勇气，胆量
I wanted to ask her out, but I lost my nerve and couldn’t go through with it.
I didn’t have the nerve to tell him what I really thought of his suggestion.
5. afraid: 害怕的，担心的
I’ve always been afraid of flying.
6. dread: 惧怕，担心
I dread to think what would happen if he was left to cope on his own.
7. balls: 勇气，胆识
You have to admit it – the woman’s got balls!
8. pluck: 勇气
She showed a lot of pluck in standing up to her boss.
9. sand: 勇气，胆量
She had more sand in her than any girl I ever see.