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Word: convivial

Definition: pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial


Sentences Containing 'convivial'

Exceedingly red eyed and grim, as if he had been up all night at a party which had taken anything but a convivial turn, Jerry Cruncher worried his breakfast rather than ate it, growling over it like any four footed inmate of a menagerie.
As the punch disappeared, Mr. Micawber became still more friendly and convivial.
How could he forget that in his Island days, Queequeg, for one, must certainly have been guilty of some murderous, convivial indiscretions.
It is a most refreshing, convivial, beautiful object to behold.
I impute it, though, to their naturally unctuous natures, being rendered still more unctuous by the nature of their vocation, and especially by their pursuing their game in those frigid Polar Seas, on the very coasts of that Esquimaux country where the convivial natives pledge each other in bumpers of train oil.

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