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 for revel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revel \Rev"el\, n. (Arch.)
     See Reveal. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revel \Rev"el\, n. [OF. revel rebellion, disorder, feast, sport.
     See Revel, v. i.]
     A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or
     merrymaking; a carousal.
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           This day in mirth and revel to dispend. --Chaucer.
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           Some men ruin . . . their bodies by incessant revels.
                                                    --Rambler.
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     Master of the revels, Revel master. Same as Lord of
        misrule, under Lord.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reveal \Re*veal"\, n.
     1. A revealing; a disclosure. [Obs.]
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     2. (Arch.) The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or
        the like, between the door frame or window frame and the
        outer surface of the wall; or, where the opening is not
        filled with a door, etc., the whole thickness of the wall;
        the jamb. [Written also revel.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revel \Rev"el\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reveledor Revelled; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Reveling or Revelling.] [OF. reveler to
     revolt, rebel, make merry, fr. L. rebellare. See Rebel.]
     1. To feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the
        bacchanalian; to make merry. --Shak.
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     2. To move playfully; to indulge without restraint. "Where
        joy most revels." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revel \Re*vel"\, v. t. [L. revellere; re- + vellere to pluck,
     pull.]
     To draw back; to retract. [Obs.] --Harvey.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  revel
      n 1: unrestrained merrymaking [syn: revel, revelry]
      v 1: take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter" [syn:
           delight, enjoy, revel]
      2: celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in
         uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party
         made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
         [syn: revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make
         happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "revel":
     adore, anniversaries, appreciate, bacchanal, ball, banquet,
     bask in, bat, be pleased with, bender, binge, bout, bust, caper,
     caracole, carnival, carol, carousal, carouse, celebrate,
     celebrating, celebration, ceremony, chirp, chirrup, clap hands,
     commemoration, crow over, cut loose, dance, debauch, delight,
     delight in, derive pleasure from, devour, dressing ship,
     drinking bout, eat up, enjoy, escapade, exult, fanfare,
     fanfaronade, feast, feast on, festival, festivity, fete, fling,
     flourish of trumpets, freak out on, frisk, frolic, gaiety, gala,
     gambol, get high on, gloat over, glory, glory in, groove on, hell,
     hell around, high jinks, holiday, indulge in, jamboree, jollify,
     jollity, jolly, joy, joyance, jubilate, jubilation, jubilee,
     lap up, lark, let go, let loose, let off steam, like, lilt,
     live it up, love, luxuriate in, mad round, make merry,
     make whoopee, marking the occasion, memorialization, memory,
     merriment, merrymaking, observance, orgy, ovation, party, ploy,
     pub-crawl, raise hell, randan, randy, regale, regalement, rejoice,
     rejoice in, rejoicing, religious rites, relish, remembrance,
     revel in, reveling, revelment, revelry, riot, riot in, rite,
     ritual observance, roister, rollick, romp, round of pleasures,
     salute, salvo, saturnalia, savor, see life, sing, skip,
     skip for joy, skylark, skylarking, smack the lips,
     solemn observance, solemnization, spree, step out, swim in,
     take pleasure in, tear, testimonial, testimonial banquet,
     testimonial dinner, toast, toot, treat, tribute, triumph,
     wallow in, wanton, wassail, welter, whistle, whoop it up, whoopee,
     wingding
  
  

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