enthusiasm

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enthusiasm

Archaic extravagant or unbalanced religious fervour
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The image one gathers of Jim's gravesite in its pre-24-hour-surveillance days is one of a year-round Bacchanalia zone, a sanctuary for intoxication and sexual licence, where the laws of property and propriety were flouted, and the Dionysian norms of enthousiasmos, mania, ekstasis and katharsis held sway.