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defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
enervate - weaken; take away energy from
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics