Word of the Day: Merriment

mer-ri-ment / ˈmer-i-mənt   noun  
  1. gaiety; laughter
Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances. William Powell, 1892-1984  
  1. lively celebration or festivities
Christmas is more than a time of music, merriment and mirth it is a season of meditation, mangers and miracles. William Arthur Ward, 1921-1994