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buoyancy

buoy·an·cy

buoyancy

 
 
pronunciation:
boI n si
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the capacity to float or rise up in a liquid or gas.
Wood of good flexibility and buoyancy was needed to build seaworthy ships.
similar words:
floatability, lightness
definition 2: resilience or cheerfulness in spirit or personality.
synonyms:
cheerfulness, gaiety
antonyms:
depression
similar words:
animation, bounce, enthusiasm, exuberance, lightness, liveliness, pep, resilience, vigor, vitality, vivacity, zing
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