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smoulder

verb
     
smoul‧der British English ; smolder American English [intransitive]
1 if something such as wood smoulders, it burns slowly without a flame
2 literary if someone smoulders or if their feelings smoulder, they have strong feelings that they do not fully express:
He sensed a smouldering hostility towards him.
smoulder with
She had spent the evening smouldering with resentment.

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