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revel

rev·el

revel

 
 
pronunciation:
re vl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: reveled, reveling, revels
definition 1: to feel great pleasure; rejoice (usu. fol. by in).
Her parents are reveling in her success.He reveled in his enemy's demise.
synonyms:
delight, exult, glory, rejoice
similar words:
adore, bask, gloat, joy, pleasure
definition 2: to celebrate boisterously.
The students reveled till dawn at the end of the term.
synonyms:
roister
similar words:
carouse, celebrate, party, whoop it up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. pl.) boisterous celebration; merrymaking.
The noise of the revels kept the neighbors awake.
synonyms:
carousal, jamboree, merrymaking, revelry
similar words:
celebration
derivation: reveler (n.)