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kaleidic

kaleidic
 adj.— «Shackle argued that we live in a “kaleidic society, interspersing its moments or intervals of order, assurance and beauty with sudden disintegration and a cascade into a new pattern.”» —“Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition—or Do They?” by Tyler Cowen Slate June 13, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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