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  • 121 body — /ˈbɒdi / (say bodee) noun (plural bodies) 1. the physical structure of an animal (and sometimes, of a plant) living or dead. 2. a corpse; carcass. 3. the trunk or main mass of a thing. 4. Zoology the physical structure of an animal minus limbs… …

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  • 122 spring — [c]/sprɪŋ / (say spring) verb (sprang or sprung, sprung, springing) –verb (i) 1. to rise or move suddenly and lightly as by some inherent power: to spring into the air; a tiger about to spring. 2. to go or come suddenly as if with a leap: blood… …

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  • 123 springy — /ˈsprɪŋi/ (say springee) adjective (springier, springiest) 1. characterised by spring or elasticity; elastic; resilient: a springy step. 2. characterised by many springs (of water), as land. {spring + y1} –springily, adverb –springiness, noun …

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  • 124 bounce — [n] spring animation, bound, dynamism, elasticity, energy, give, go, life, liveliness, pep, rebound, recoil, resilience, springiness, vigor, vitality, vivacity, zip; concepts 150,411 bounce [v1] spring up; rebound backlash, bob, boomerang, bound …

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  • 125 elasticity — [n] stretchiness adaptability, adjustability, flexibility, fluidity, give*, malleability, plasticity, pliancy, resilience, rubberiness, springiness, suppleness; concept 731 Ant. rigidity …

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  • 126 flexibility — [n] elasticity, adaptability adjustability, affability, complaisance, compliance, docility, extensibility, flaccidity, flexibleness, give, limberness, litheness, plasticity, pliability, pliancy, resilience, springiness, suppleness, tensility,… …

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  • 127 spring — [n1] jump, skip bounce, bounciness, bound, buck, buoyancy, elasticity, flexibility, give, hop, leap, recoil, resilience, saltation, springiness, vault; concepts 194,731 spring [n2] season following winter blackberry winter*, budding, budtime,… …

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  • 128 springily — springy ► ADJECTIVE (springier, springiest) 1) springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched. 2) (of movements) light and confident. DERIVATIVES springily adverb springiness noun …

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  • 129 springy — ► ADJECTIVE (springier, springiest) 1) springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched. 2) (of movements) light and confident. DERIVATIVES springily adverb springiness noun …

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  • 130 elasticity — [ē΄las tis′ə tē, i las΄tis′ə tē] n. pl. elasticities 1. the quality or condition of being elastic; specif., a) springiness; flexibility; resilience b) buoyancy of spirit c) adaptability 2. Econ. the degree to which the demand for, or supply of,… …

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  • 131 springy — [spriŋ′ē] adj. springier, springiest 1. having spring; elastic, resilient, etc. 2. having many springs of water springily adv. springiness n …

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  • 132 elasticity — noun the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed (Freq. 3) the waistband had lost its snap • Syn: ↑snap • Ant: ↑inelasticity • Derivationally related forms: ↑elastic …

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  • 133 springy — adj. (springier, springiest) 1 springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched, elastic. 2 (of movements) as of a springy substance. Derivatives: springily adv. springiness n …

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  • 134 bant — ˈbant intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: short for bantingize to reduce by bantingism, from banting + ize : to practice banting : diet * * * /bant/, v.i. Med. to lose weight by practicing Bantingism. [1860 65; back formation from BANTING] …

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