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words: convivial

there are some words that simply are not used as often as they could be. Convivial is one of them, one I spotted in an article on costume design nominations for the Oscars, used to describe Amy Adams’ character in American Hustle.

“con路viv路i路al” >con路viv路i路al [kuhn-viv-ee-uh-l]

adjective
1. friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
2. fond of feasting, drinking, and merry company; jovial.
3. of or befitting a feast; festive.

Origin:
1660鈥70; 聽< Late Latin conv墨vi膩lis 聽festal, equivalent to Latin conv墨vi ( um ) feast ( conv墨v ( ere ) to live together, dine together ( con- con-聽+ v墨vere 聽to live) + -ium)

definition from Dictionary.com
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