Vocabulary: protean – great diversity


Title: Last Call
Author: Daniel Okrent
Sentence: Barnum may have been the nation's best-known convert to the cause, a relentless proselytizer who used his protean promotional skills to persuade men to take the same pledge he had.
Page: 11

Word: protean
Definition:
  • of or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature or ability to assume different forms
  • displaying great diversity or variety
   Source: Merriam-Webster Online

How much diversity does it take to be protean?

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