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 for resilient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resilient \Re*sil"i*ent\ (-ent), a. [L. resiliens, p. pr.]
     Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the
      2: elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively
         tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy
         turf" [syn: bouncy, live, lively, resilient,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "resilient":
     able to adapt, adaptable, adaptive, adjustable, airy, alterable,
     alterative, bouncing, bouncy, bounding, breezy, buoyant, carefree,
     changeable, checkered, convalescent, corky, debonair, effervescent,
     elastic, ever-changing, expansive, extensile, flexible, flexile,
     fluid, free and easy, impermanent, jaunty, kaleidoscopic, light,
     lighthearted, lightsome, lively, malleable, many-sided,
     metamorphic, mobile, modifiable, movable, mutable, nonuniform,
     perky, permutable, plastic, protean, proteiform, rebounding,
     recalcitrant, recoiling, recuperative, recuperatory, repercussive,
     responsive, reviviscent, rubbery, springing, springy, stretch,
     stretchable, stretchy, supple, transient, transitory, variable,
     volatile, whippy

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