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fervid
full of intense pssion or zeal
effervescent
1.bubbling up from a liquid
2.very excited;bubbling over with high spirits
conflagration
a large and destructive fire
flagrant
shockingly evident; outrageously conspicious
inflammatory
1.arousing strong emotion, especially anger or hostility
2.pertaining to redness, swelling, or pain following an infection or injury
flamboyant
colored or decorated in a showy way; having a showy appearance or manner
incendiary
1.designed or intended to cause a fire
2.tending to stir up strife; inflammatory
incense
to infuriate; to enrage
caustic
1.able to burn or eat away by chemical action
2.sarcastic; marked by a biting wit
cauterize
to burn with a hot iron or a chemical to destroy abnormal tissue and/or stop infection and/or bleeding
pyre
a pile of wood, etc., for burning a corpse as part of a funeral rite; any pile of combustible materials
pyrotechnics
1.a display of fireworks
2.a spectacular display of virtuosity in music, writing, wit or other accomplishment
pyromania
a compulsion to set things on fire
scintilla
a very small amount; a bit; an iota
scintillate
1.to give off sparks; to flash; to sparkle
2.to be animated or brilliant
confluence
1.the flowing together of two or more elements: streams or rivers,or ideas, influences, or cultures.
2.assembling or flocking together in a crowd.
effluent
a stream or overflow from a larger body of water, or frome a sewer or channel
flux
1.a flow
2.a continuous succession of changes
dehydrate
1.to remove water or moisture
2.to lose water or moisture
hyrdology
the study of water and its effects on and in the eart and in the atmosphere
cormorant
1.a dark, hook-billed sea bird
2.a greedy person
marinade
a liquid often seasoned with spices or herbs to flavor meat or fish for a period of time before cooking
nauseate
1.to cause queasiness; to cause to feel sick
2.to cause the feeling of repulsion or disgust
nave
the long central part of a church, extending from the entrance to the altar with aisles along the sides
pontiff
a pope or bishop
pontificate
to speak with pompous authority;papacy-to office of the pontiff
undulate
to have or to cause to have a wavy motion
redound
to reflect or come back either favorably or unfavorably
redundant
1.superfluous;exceeding what is needed, or what is needed no longer
2.verbose;needlessly repitious
inundate
1.to submerge or overflow with water;to flood
2.to overwhelm