War and violence

conflagration
(n)
con-flǝ-GRAY-shǝn
Meaning

a great, terrible fire

1st Sample Sentence

The conflagration of 1908 almost totally destroyed the town.

Root

com (intensive prefix)#flagrare (to burn, blaze, glow) (Latin)

Mnemonics

flagration sounds like flare which means fire, so big fire if you check the word flag in the above word, watching our flag fly high fills our hearts with extra josh and ignites a fire within us when we salute it.

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