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bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking
impel - drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
denigrate - blacken; defame
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)