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revel

noun

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a time or instance of carefree fun
  • in Finland, Midsummer Day ushers in a nationwide revel as the Finns celebrate the endless hours of sunlight with bonfires and parties

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revel

verb

Synonyms of revel (Entry 2 of 2)

to take part in drunken revelry
  • reveling all night is not conducive to a productive next day at work

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The first known use of revel was in the 14th century

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“Revel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/revel. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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