aphorism
a terse saying embodying a general truth, or astute observation
bibulous
fond of alcoholic beverages
catchment area
the area and population from which a facility or region attracts visitors or customers
comorbidity
a medical term for other illnesses a patient may have besides the primary condition being treated
desultoriness
having no set plan; haphazard or random
desultory
marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose
ebullient
overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited
encomiums
a formal expression of high praise
ensorcell
to bewitch
herpetology
a branch of zoology that studies amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, newts) and reptiles (snakes, lizards, and tortoises)
laconic
using or involving the use of a minimum of words
leonine
of, relating to, suggestive of, or resembling a lion
oeuvre
the sum of the lifework of an artist, writer, or composer
palliative
relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure
perfunctory
characterized by routine or superficiality
pulmonologists
specialists that deal with diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract
quixotic
foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideal
sardonic
disdainfully or skeptically humorous
sonorously
having or producing sound
stentorian
extremely loud
unamity
the quality or state of being unanimous