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Oct 12, 2022
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Copernican
ritzy
bacchanalize
Overton window
Barmecide

bacchanalize
Bacchus with Leopard, 1878
With a leopard? That’s one way to engage in wild revelry.
Art: Johann Wilhelm Schutz

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bacchanalize

PRONUNCIATION:
(BAK-uh-nuh-lyz)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To engage in wild revelry.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Bacchus, the god of wine in Roman mythology. His Greek equivalent is Dionysus. Earliest documented use: 1656.

USAGE:
“We three could bacchanalize a little. But Jennifer mustn’t know about it.”
Alexander Akishin; In the Valley of Armageddon; iUniverse; 2003.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A child upon seeing a grand mosque exclaimed, / God, just one of you and such a big house! -Nida Fazli, poet (12 Oct 1938-2016)

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