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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

jubilate

\JOO-buh-leyt\ , verb;
1.
To show or feel great joy; rejoice; exult.
2.
To celebrate a jubilee or joyful occasion.
Quotes:
Though this sudden setback of the plague was as welcome as it was unlooked-for, our townsfolk were in no hurry to jubilate.
-- Albert Camus, The Plague
This would enable me to jubilate like a normal person, knowing why.
-- Samuel Beckett, The Unnameable
Origin:
Jubilate derives from the Latin word jūbil- meaning "to shout."
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