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Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
natal - connected with birth; CF. prenatal; CF. postnatal
irrefutable - indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
illimitable - infinite; limitless
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility