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Word: Bacchanalia

Definition: the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus


More Vocab Words

::: marital - pertaining to marriage
::: platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
::: parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
::: disenfranchise - disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
::: diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
::: ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
::: brawn - human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
::: gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
::: maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)