enlivener


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en·liv·en

 (ĕn-lī′vən)
tr.v. en·liv·ened, en·liv·en·ing, en·liv·ens
To make lively or spirited; animate.

en·liv′en·er n.
en·liv′en·ment n.
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Noun1.enlivener - an agent that gives or restores life or vigor; "the soul is the quickener of the body"
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
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Still, picnics hijacked by marauding wasps and pigeons on the rob aside, a trip to the park is the perfect summer's day enlivener for the family, even if the sight of the average Brit in myriad states of undress is about as palatable as an under-cooked sausage.
Similarly, fire is defined in "The Wife of Bath Her Tale," like the phoenix, as perfect and self-contained: "But Fire, th' enlivener of the general Frame / Is one, its Operation still the same.
Examined alongside verses translated from the Naisadhiya in these creative works are the corresponding commentaries on these verses in three standard commentaries of Saharsa's poem: the Dipika ("Illustrator") of Cartclupanclita from the thirteenth century, fourteenth-century Mallin[A.bar]tha's J[A.bar]v[A.bar]tu ("Enlivener"), and Narayana Bectarkara's sixteenth-century Prak[A.bar]sa ("Illuminator").