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A.Word.A.Day--corybantic

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corybantic (kor-i-BAN-tik) adjective

Wild; frenzied; uncontrolled.

[After Corybant, an ancient priest of Phrygian goddess Cybele, who performed wild ecstatic dances in her worship.]

"The radio is nothing but a conduit through which pre-fabricated din can flow into our homes. And this din goes far deeper, of course, than the eardrums. It penetrates the mind, filling it with a babble of distractions, blasts of corybantic or sentimental music, continually repeated doses of drama that bring no catharsis, but usually create a craving for daily or even hourly emotional enemas." Aldous Huxley; On Silence; 1946.

This week's theme: eponyms.

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