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Noun
A sudden outbreak, outburst or eruption (originally of flame, but now used more generally of any violent activity)
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“The flare-up in insurgent attacks also has killed another two dozen people over the past two days.”
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An (often hostile) expression of differing opinions
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An often childish display or fit of bad temper
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Extreme strength or violence in an action or a natural phenomenon
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A fit of feeling annoyed, offended or resentful
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A sudden and brief burst of bright light
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An act of repeating, or going back to, an earlier state or situation
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A state of noisy and confused activity
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To become extremely angry or irate
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To become engulfed in flames
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Become upset, excited
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Occur again periodically or repeatedly
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To have its source
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To shine brightly or powerfully
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To engage in a physical encounter, either competitive or non-competitive
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