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    Mardi Gras Vocabulary Word List (193)
    A)Alligator, Anticipation, Artistry, Ash Wednesday, Atmosphere, Authentic, Awe
    B)Bacchanalia, Balls, Bands, Banquet, Barricades, Beads, Beans, Behavior, Bold
    C)Cacophony, Carefree, Carnival, Catering, Clamor, Clowns, Comus (God of Mirth), Crawfish, Creative, Creativity, Crowds, Crown, Culmination, Culture, Customs
    D)Dancing, Decoration, Demonstrations, Drink
    E)Ecstatic, Enthusiasm, Exceptional, Expectant, Extravagance, Extravaganza
    F)Face-painting, Faithful, Famous, Fancy dress, Fat Tuesday, Fervid, Festival, Festivities, Festoon, Flambeaux, Fleur de lys, Floats, Flourish, Folly, Food, France, French Quarter
    G)Genuine, Ghoulish, Glitzy, Glow, Gold, Goofy, Gourmet, Grand, Green, Grotesque, Gumbo
    H)Hangover, Hedonistic, Hoorah
    I)Imaginative, Individuality, Industrious, Ingenuous, Innovative, Inspirational, Intense
    J)Jamboree, Jazz, Jocular, Joy, Joyful, Jubilant
    K)King, King cake baby, Kinship, Krewes
    L)Laughter, Legitimacy, Lent, Liquor, Loitering, Louisiana, Luminescence
    M)Magic, March 6, Masks, Merrymaking, Mob, Momentum, Momus, Muffuletta, Music, Mystical
    N)Necklaces, New Orleans, Noise
    O)Oberon, Opportunity, Outrageous, Ovation, Oyster
    P)Parade, Parties, Percussion, Phenomenon, Populace, Popular, Pretentious, Priorities, Proteus, Purple
    Q)Quality, Quantity, Queen
    R)Raunchy, Realm, Recognition, Reign, Resourcefulness, Responsive, Reveler, Revelries, Rex, Ridiculous, Riot, Ritual
    S)Sequins, Sharing, Shrimp, Shrove Tuesday, Skill, Souvenirs, Special, Spectacle, Spirit, Stilt walkers, Streetcar, Success, Successful, Sumptuous, Surprises
    T)Tantalize, Teamwork, Tenacious, Tolerant, Tourists, Trademark, Traditions, Treasures, Trinkets, Twelfth Night
    U)Ultimate, Unanimous, Unfolding, Unique, United, Unity, Unmasking (Rex), Uptown
    V)Validation, Vigilant, Vigorous, Visible, Voodoo, Vow
    W)Washboard, Waving, Welcoming, Willingness, Winning, Wisdom, Worthy
    Y)Yearning, Yelling, Youth
    Z)Zealous, Zest, Zydeco
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    Mardi Gras came to America in 1699 with the arrival of a French explorer, Iberville. The celebration occurs just before Lent. New Orleans is renowned for its Mardi Gras celebrations.

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