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revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text