bravery, bravado, bravura
Bravery is a general word for ‘being brave’ or ‘brave action’ (as a virtue), whereas bravado means ‘ostentatious courage or boldness’, often concealing fear or reluctance:

• It was a gesture of bravado rather than a serious business proposition —Richard Branson, 1989

• This time he didn't bother with bravado or grandiose threats —he merely dashed for safety —J. Slater, 2003.

Bravura is a florid or showy style of playing in music, and does not have a general meaning.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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