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flame

 [flām]
1. the luminous, irregular appearance usually accompanying combustion, or an appearance resembling it.
2. to render sterile by exposure to a flame.
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The flame war in The Fanisode was over a submission for a scene that won Round 2 but offended many of the readers.
As a participant on the list HAMSTUDY, Milliard submitted a strongly worded posting questioning the validity of psychoanalysis and its relevance to an ongoing discussion about cultural studies - thus the chapter's title, "I flamed Freud: A case study in teletextual incendiarism." He traces the principal rhetorical moves that ended in a full-fledged flame war. The thread quickly shifted from his and others' arguments to matters of rhetorical performance and persona.
Trolling is a global online phenomenon, with roots in the newsgroups of the mid-90s, which hosted intense discussions called flame wars. These wars of words evolved into malicious personal attacks if you did not agree with the person.
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Suh said internet flame wars and criminal acts of anger against strangers are also a consequence of the failure to manage anger.
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Ghonim: Instead of constructive dialogue about the way forward, there were bitter flame wars among many groups--sometimes among friends.