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n. a party animal; a drunken reveler; a drunken revelry or orgy [think Bacchus, Roman god of wine; bacchanalia is a word for such a party (n.)]
n. something that heals or soothes [adj. balmy weather is weather that's mild, pleasant, and wonderful. slang definition (adj.) is eccentric or foolish]
n. an exchange of good-humored or mildly teasing remarks (can also be verb: to converse with someone)
adj. extravagantly ornate; flamboyant in style (Baroque is a study of art, architecture, and music in Europe from 1600s-1700s)
n. a concentrated outpouring of artillery fire, or of anything else (can also be used as verb)
v. to envy another's possession or enjoyment of something; to be reluctant to give, or to give grudgingly
n. a temporary encampment, especially of soldiers(can also be used as verb, but it refers to people rather than soldiers)
v. to roar; to be loud; to be tumultuous (can also be used as noun: roar; adjective is blustery, which is usually used with wind)
n. edge (brinkmanship is a political term describing a n effort by one country or official to gain advantage over another by appearing willing to push a dangerous situation to the brink, such as resorting to nuclear weapons)
v. to stiffen with anger; to act in a way suggestive of an animal whose hair is standing on end; to appear in some way similar to hair standing on end (n. bristle: short, stiff hairs)
n. a dull, obvious, over familiar saying; a cliché (refers to certain compounds containing bromine)
n. a wall used as an defensive fortification; anything used as the main defense against anything else
adj. extremely intricate or complicated in structure; having to do with the Byzantine Empire
n. a rule or law, especially a religious one; a body of rules or laws; an official set of holy books; an authoritative list; the set of works by an author that are accepted as authentic
v. to seek votes or opinions; to conduct a survey (not same as canvas, a rough cotton cloth that stuff like circus tents are made of; n. canvass: an act of canvassing)
n. the town or city that is the seat of government; money, equipment, and property owned by a business; wealth used in creating more wealth
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