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 for roiling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roil \Roil\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roiled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Roiling.] [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF.
     roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See Roll, v., and cf.
     1. To render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of;
        as, to roil wine, cider, etc., in casks or bottles; to
        roil a spring.
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     2. To disturb, as the temper; to ruffle the temper of; to
        rouse the passion of resentment in; to perplex.
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              That his friends should believe it, was what roiled
              him [Judge Jeffreys] exceedingly.     --R. North.
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     Note: Provincial in England and colloquial in the United
           States. A commoner, but less approved, form is rile.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of
             turbulence; "the river's roiling current"; "turbulent
             rapids" [syn: churning, roiling, roiled, roily,

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