Vest-Pocket Vocabulary

Flammiv’omous, a. belching out flames.

Word in the Wild: The flammivomous dragons embroidered on the fraying tapestry were nothing like the ones Huang Long had read about in her story books as a child—these creatures were positively terrifying.

The contributor of the photo of the dragon is Jim Winstead Jr. The photograph is copyrighted but also licenced for further reuse.

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2 Replies to “Flammivomous”

  1. I have a question that has been puzzling me for some time.

    What is the opposite of the word “fade”; as in ” light fades at dusk”? What does light do in the morning?

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