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Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
atypical - not normal; not typical
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to