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regale - vocabulary

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verb

To entertain agreeably or lavishly, with food or drink; delight.

Note: The word regale also acts as a noun, as in steaks were grilled for the regale of the guests.

Going along the narrow path to a little uncut meadow covered on one side with thick clumps of brilliant heart’s-ease among which stood up here and there tall, dark green tufts of hellebore, Levin settled his guests in the dense, cool shade of the young aspens on a bench and some stumps purposely put there for visitors to the bee-house who might be afraid of the bees, and he went off himself to the hut to get bread, cucumbers, and fresh honey, to regale them with.

—Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenin (1877)

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