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In Spanish, the word ardiente literally means burning, but can also be used to mean passionate or ardent. An example: Ese chico es un amante ardiente. That guy is a passionate lover. The word represents vibrancy and dynamism – two qualities entrepreneur Michael Sciore is trying to replicate at his new restaurant Ardiente on Second Street in Old City. 

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