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buoyant
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
buoyant force or market
Definition
tending to float or rise; or making other things float
  • His Mae West was uninflated, but its buoyancy was pulling him into the ceiling of the plane.
    p. 120.7
buoyancy = tendency to float
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2  —1 use as in:
buoyant personality
Definition
characterized by cheerfulness and optimism; or a tendency to maintain or quickly recover cheerfulness and optimism after setbacks
  • She had auburn hair, a curvy figure, a buoyant disposition, a quick mind, and a family cat named Chopper.
    p. 57.5
buoyant = cheerful and optimistic
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