GRE Word List

HONE

sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool

The meaning of the word hone is sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool.

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kindlestart a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
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penitentrepentant; N.
litigationlawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
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