Learning English

Word: Bacchanalian

Bacchanalian [Adjective]

Sentence: In other parts of town, new restaurants are embracing fresh local fare, and the bacchanalian night life is thumping with a crop of new bars and clubs. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: (Normally a party) involving a lot of alcohol and uncontrolled behavior

How To Remember?

Bacchus is the Roman god of agriculture and wine. The word “Bacchanalian” is used to refer to any party wherein Bacchus would have enjoyed himself.

Additionally, for the ones following Bollywood, remember Amitabh Bachchan and his role in the movie “Sharabi” which literally means “drunkard“.  Amitabh’s surname just helped to remember a word. How cool is that! (Just like Christian Bale helped you remember the word “Baleful“. Click here to check the meaning.)

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