The noun flair means a talent or a distinctive quality or style.
As a noun, flare means a fire or a blazing light. As a verb, flare means to burn with an unsteady flame or shine with a sudden light. Violence, troubles, tempers, and nostrils can flare.
- "An artist's flair is sometimes worth a scientist's brains." (Anton Chekhov)
- "Like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us." (Gaston Bachelard)
(a) The bright lantern was mistaken for a distress _____.
(b) Tiger Woods has a _____ for the dramatic and a smile that lights up the screen.