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

  Junket \Jun"ket\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Junketed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Junketing.]
     To give entertainment to; to feast.
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           The good woman took my lodgings over my head, and was
           in such a hurry to junket her neighbors. --Walpole.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Junket \Jun"ket\, n. [Formerly also juncate, fr. It. giuncata
     cream cheese, made in a wicker or rush basket, fr. L. juncus
     a rush. See 2d Junk, and cf. Juncate.]
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     1. A cheese cake; a sweetmeat; any delicate food.
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              How Faery Mab the junkets eat.        --Milton.
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              Victuals varied well in taste,
              And other junkets.                    --Chapman.
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     2. A feast; an entertainment.
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              A new jaunt or junket every night.    --Thackeray.
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     3. A trip made at the expense of an organization of which the
        traveller is an official, ostensibly to obtain information
        relevant to one's duties; especially, a trip made by a
        public official at government expense. The term is
        sometimes used opprobriously, from a belief that such
        trips are often taken for private pleasure, and are
        therefore a waste of public money; as, a congressional
        junket to a tropical country.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Junket \Jun"ket\, v. i.
     To feast; to banquet; to make an entertainment; -- sometimes
     applied opprobriously to feasting by public officers at the
     public cost.
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           Job's children junketed and feasted together often.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
      2: a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the
         shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious
         sashays into the field" [syn: excursion, jaunt, outing,
         junket, pleasure trip, expedition, sashay]
      3: a trip taken by an official at public expense
      v 1: go on a pleasure trip [syn: junketeer, junket]
      2: provide a feast or banquet for [syn: feast, banquet,
      3: partake in a feast or banquet [syn: feast, banquet,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "junket":
     Charlotte, campaign, carrot pudding, chocolate mousse, circuit,
     course, custard, duff, excursion, expedition, flan, grand tour,
     jaunt, journey, mousse, outing, package tour, peregrination,
     pilgrimage, pleasure trip, plum pudding, progress, pudding, rennet,
     round trip, roundabout, rubberneck tour, run, safari, sally, shoot,
     stalk, steamed pudding, syllabub, tapioca pudding, tour, trek,
     trifle, trip, turn, vanilla pudding, voyage

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