July 2, 2014
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Word: JUBILATION (n)
Meaning: the act of rejoicing or a celebration/other expression of joy
Synonyms: celebration, euphoria, delight
1. In The Grinch Who Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey, the Whos celebrate Christmas at the Whobilation, the big Christmas jubilation. (Get the play on words now?)
2. The teacher had a personal jubilation when her students finally understood the math problem.
3. The World Cup in Brazil is a jubilation of international soccer fans.
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