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Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
creep - move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
gambol - romp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive