Word of the Day: Conviviality


con-viv-i-al-i-ty / kən-vĭv-ē-ăl-ĭ-tē


1. a jolly or sociable temperament; the state of having good humor

If time, so fleeting, must like humans die, let it be filled with good food and good talk, and then embalmed in the perfumes of conviviality.

From “The Art of Eating” by M. F. K. Fisher, 1908 – 1992

2. a festive or lively celebration

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains?

Walt Whitman, 1819 – 1892