resilience

resilient |riˈzilyənt

adjective

• (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.

• (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin resilient- leaping back, from the verb resilire.

resile |riˈzīl

verb [ no obj. ] formal 

abandon a position or a course of action. 

 

 

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