One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘interviewers are looking for enthusiasm and initiative’
enterprise, inventiveness, resourcefulness, capability
imagination, imaginativeness, ingenuity, originality, creativity
drive, dynamism, ambition, ambitiousness, motivation, spirit, verve, dash, energy, vitality, vigour, leadership, vision
informal get-up-and-go, zing, push, pep, zip, punch, pizzazz
2‘he had lost the initiative’
advantage, upper hand, edge, lead, whip hand, trump card
first step, first move, first blow, opening move, opening gambit, gambit
beginning, start, commencement
3‘a recent initiative on recycling’
plan, scheme, strategy, stratagem, measure, technique, proposal, step, action, act, manoeuvre, gambit
approach, tack, tactic
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