torrid
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(pronounced TOR-ehd)

The breathy sound made when saying this word aloud seems to reinforce its definition: hot, intense, scorching, passionate, fervent. Whether applied to an object or to a state of mind, torrid is a very strong, descriptive word. Use it wisely.

Example: Though she was giddy about her budding relationship with her co-worker, Jill was starting to get nervous that their IT Department would pick up and report on the increasingly torrid instant messages he was sending her during work hours.