Word of the Day

I’ve been thinking lately that I keep coming across these great words in my normal daily travels that I would like to share. So I will. This gem of a word was heard during my morning commute while listening to an OPB broadcast about the mating habits of mollusks. (Gotta love NPR!)

Word of the Day Snail Bacchanalian

Bacchanalian;

  1. Characterized by or involving drunken revelry.
  2. (classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus.

The thesaurus likens this word to “riotously drunken merrymaking,” “helplessly inebriated” and interestingly, “a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors.”

Used in a sentence: The Bacchanalian night preceding Kyle’s birthday this weekend will necessitate a healthy helping of Pine State Biscuits on Sunday morning.

Definition via thefreedictionary.com. Illustration by me.

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