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GRE Word List

BURNISH

make shiny by rubbing; polish

The meaning of the word burnish is make shiny by rubbing; polish.

Random words

WordMeaning
clasphold firmly within arms
cantinsincere speech or expression of piety; jargon of thieves; special words used by a particular group of people
theoreticalbased on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical
intervenecome between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
brooktolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
conspiracytreacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
eloquenceexpressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
isthmusnarrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
dilettanteaimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
outmodedno longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned