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roborant

ROB-uh-ruhnt
1. Strengthening; restoring vigor.

noun:
1. A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative.
autochthonous

aw-TOK-thuh-nuhs
1. Aboriginal; indigenous; native.
2. Formed or originating in the place where found.
moribund

MOR-uh-bund
1. In a dying state; dying; at the point of death.
2. Becoming obsolete or inactive.
pellucid

puh-LOO-sid
1. Transparent; clear; not opaque.
2. Easily understandable.
homily

HAH-muh-lee
1. A sermon; a discourse on a religious theme.
2. A moralizing lecture or discourse.
3. An inspirational saying; also, a platitude.
cohort

KOH-hort
1. A group or band of people.
2. A companion; an associate.
3. A group of people sharing a common statistical factor (as age or membership in a class) in a demographic study.
4. (Roman Antiquity) A body of about 300 to 600 soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.
5. Any group or body of warriors.
gadabout

GAD-uh-bout
Someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.
overweening

oh-vur-WEE-ning
1. Overbearing; arrogant; presumptuous.
2. Excessive; immoderate; exaggerated.
dissimulate

dih-SIM-yuh-layt
transitive verb:
1. To conceal under a false appearance.

intransitive verb:
1. To hide one's feelings or intentions; to put on a false appearance; to feign; to pretend.
inscrutable

in-SKROO-tuh-buhl
adjective:
Difficult to fathom or understand; difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; impenetrable.
supine

soo-PYN; SOO-pyn
adjective:
1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
censure

SEN-shur
noun:
1. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
2. An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.

transitive verb:
1. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to criticize severely.
2. To express official disapproval of.
yeasty

YEE-stee
adjective:
1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling yeast.
2. Not yet settled or formed; immature or incomplete.
3. Marked by agitation or change.
4. Frothy or trivial; frivolous.
5. Full of vitality; exuberant.
cudgel

KUH-juhl
noun:
1. A short heavy stick used as a weapon; a club.

transitive verb:
1. To beat with or as if with a cudgel.
eddy

ED-ee
noun:
1. A current of air or water running in a direction contrary to the main current, or moving in a circular direction; a whirlpool.
2. A tendency or current (as of opinion or history) contrary to or separate from a main current.

intransitive verb:
1. To move in an eddy or as if in an eddy; to move in a circle.

transitive verb:
1. To cause to move in an eddy or as if in an eddy.