Definition: (1) cause to become active; (2) very vigorous; brisk; lively; exciting; stirring;

Derivation: Middle English, (originally as a hawking and hunting term) “to shake the feathers”

• A man’s reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man’s character. In these reactions are revealed the man’s power to govern or his forced servility to yield. — David Oman McKay (1873-1970) American religious leader
• Men will never worship God with a sincere heart, or be roused to fear and obey Him with sufficient zeal, until they properly understand how much they are indebted to His mercy. — John Calvin (1509–1564) French theologian & reformer