Vocabulary: Bacchanal – it is party time!


Title: Last Call
Author: Daniel Okrent
Sentence: It was F. Scott Fitzgerald, of course, who cued the downbeat for the literary bacchanal of the 1920s.
Page: 205

Word: bacchanal
Definition:
  • a follower of Bacchus.
  • a drunken reveler.
  • an occasion of drunken revelry; orgy; bacchanalia.
   Source: Dictionary.com

Bacchus, the ancient Greek and Roman god of wine and giver of ecstasy, knew how to throw a party.

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