Grandiose (adj) – impressive because of uncommon largeness, scope, effect, or grandeur
Lofty or grandiose goals may be daunting to chase after first, so it is important to begin with a good plan.
Bravado (n) – blustering swaggering conduct
Putting on a bravado about spicy food is usually accompanied by a fragile ego as well as a burnt tongue.
Thimblerig (v) – to cheat by trickery
To say that major lending firms thimblerigged the housing market truly minimizes their actions in destabilizing the economy.
Vanward (adj) – located in the vanguard
Vanward soldiers have the most difficult position to maintain in battle as they are the first to meet the enemy.