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flare (FLAIR) (verb)
1. To blaze up with a sudden, bright light: Sparklers flare up in the dark night.
2. To burst out suddenly in anger, violence, etc.: Many people flare up when a child's abuse is revealed.
flair (FLAIR) (noun)
A natural talent or ability, an aptitude, a knack: Mike's daughter had a flair for math because she was excellent at it.
flayer (FLAY uhr) (noun)
1. A person who strips off the skin or surface of something: The skin of the deer was stripped off by the flayer.
2. The taking of a person's possessions by the use of force or an authority: The new government taxes seemed to be like a flayer of the peoples' earnings.
3. The act of harshly blaming or severely criticizing: The husband received a flayer from his wife when she found out where he had been that night.

Reginald, the newspaper writer, had a flair for words when he was writing about corrupt government officials.

He appeared to be a flayer of the reputations of politicians and, as a result, the response of his targeted victims was to flare up in angry indignation.