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This week's theme: adjectives.
perfervid (puhr-FUHR-vid) adjective
Extremely or excessively passionate.
[From Latin perfervidus, from Latin per- (thoroughly) + fervidus (boiling). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhreu- (to boil or to bubble), that is also the source of brew, bread, broth, braise, brood, breed, and barmy.]
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"It's a grand conclusion to a perfervid opera that can boil in the right hands and mouths. " Donald Rosenberg; Traditional Puccini, Boiling-hot Passion; The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio); Oct 22 2007.
A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. -Joseph Conrad, novelist (1857-1924)
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