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 Responses to Flammivomous

  1. Heather says:

    Thanks for sending in your question, Cheryl.

    You can find my answer (and some other fun tidbits about the word “fade”) here: http://the-word-blog.com/2009/11/30/fade.

  2. Cheryl says:

    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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