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Word of the Week – January 8, 2022

Dithyramb

Noun

Latin from Greek, early 17th century

A wild choral hymn of ancient Greece, especially one dedicated to Dionysus.

A passionate or inflated speech, poem, or other writing.

Example: My energetic dithyramb on the stupidity of trickle-down economics fell flat at the Ronald Reagan Glee Club meeting.

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