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Word of the Day 04/30/18 Resilient

Resilient (adjective)
re·sil·ient [ri-zil-yuhnt, -zil-ee-uhnt]
(previously 03-30-13)

1. springing back; rebounding.
2. returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched.
3. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant.

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1. elastic, flexible, springy.

Origin: 1635–45; < Latin resilient- (stem of resiliens ), present participle of resilire to spring back, equivalent to re- re- + -sil-, combining form of salire to leap, jump + -ent- -ent); see salient

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