Word of the Day
nefarious nefarious
/nə ˈfɛ ri əs /

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  • pyromaniac pyromaniac  a person with a mania for setting things on fire

    pyromaniac meaning(s) 

    • (n) a person with a mania for setting things on fire

    pyromaniac usage(s)

    1. The local police department used to monitor the McCain family's patriotic, pyromaniac celebration, but it's no longer safe in light of the region's drought.
    2. An exquisitely subtle look at a household containing a lunatic, a poisoner and a pyromaniac, by an authoress who specializes in making light of the macabre.
  • pyrometer pyrometer  /paɪ ˈrɑ mɪ tə/ ?  a thermometer designed to measure high temperatures
  • pyrometric cone pyrometric cone  a pyrometer consisting of a series of cones that melt at different…
  • pyromorphite pyromorphite  a mineral consisting of lead chloride and phosphate; a minor source of lead
  • pyrope pyrope  a deep red garnet used as a gemstone
  • pyrophobia pyrophobia  a morbid fear of fire
  • pyrophoric alloy pyrophoric alloy  an alloy that emits sparks when struck or scratched with steel; used…
  • pyrophorus pyrophorus  tropical click beetles
  • pyrophorus noctiluca pyrophorus noctiluca  tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
  • pyrophosphate pyrophosphate  a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid
  • pyrophosphoric acid pyrophosphoric acid  a solid acid formed by reactions of orthophosphoric acid
  • pyrophyllite pyrophyllite  a white or greenish aluminum silicate mineral (resembles talc)
  • pyroscope pyroscope  a pyrometer that uses the color of the light emitted by a hot object
  • pyrosis pyrosis  a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow…
  • pyrostat pyrostat  a thermostat that operates at very high temperatures
  • pyrotechnic pyrotechnic  /ˌpaɪ roʊ ˈtɛk nɪk/ ?  (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at…
  • pyrotechnical pyrotechnical  /ˌpaɪ rəʊ ˈtɛk nɪ kəl/ ?  of or relating to the craft of making fireworks
  • pyrotechnics pyrotechnics  /ˌpaɪ roʊ ˈtɛk nɪks/ ?  (music) brilliance of display (as in the performance of…
  • pyrotechny pyrotechny  the craft of making fireworks
  • pyroxene pyroxene  /paɪ ˈrɑk sin/ ?  any of a group of crystalline silicate mineral common in igneous and…
  • pyroxylin pyroxylin  highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion and plastics and lacquers
  • pyroxyline pyroxyline  highly flammable nitrocellulose used in making collodion and plastics and lacquers
  • pyrrhic pyrrhic  /ˈpɪ rɪk/ ?  a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
  • pyrrhic victory pyrrhic victory  a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses
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