There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is pyrophoric.
This describes a substance likely to ignite on exposure to air; or something that emits sparks when struck. Nineteenth century origin, from Latin.
Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word. Go on. You know you want to…
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