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A.Word.A.Day--pyromania

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pyromania (pie-roe-MAY-nee-uh, -MAYN-yuh) noun

An uncontrollable impulse to start fires.

"Admitting to a `streak of pyromania,' Columbia's astronauts set small fires aboard the space shuttle yesterday to help NASA design better smoke detectors and extinguishers for use in weightlessness." Nation Briefs, Newsday, 03 Mar 1996.

This week's theme: words derived by adding suffixes.

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Life is life--whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage. -Sri Aurobindo


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