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Word: Bacchanalia

Definition: the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus


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::: iota - very small quantity
::: imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
::: runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
::: suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
::: appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
::: terminus - last stop of railroad; end
::: embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
::: miserly - stingy; mean