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pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory