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bacchanalian - drunken
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
celestial - heavenly
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.