GRE Word List

BURNISH

make shiny by rubbing; polish

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

Random words

WordMeaning
equanimitycalmness of temperament; composure
hiatusgap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
tiradelong angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
churlishboorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
galewindstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
vantageposition giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
reparteequick clever reply
impassivewithout feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
cruxessential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
raucous(of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts