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GRE Word List

REFURBISH

renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish

The meaning of the word refurbish is renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish.

Random words

WordMeaning
intolerantnot willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
caricaturedistortion; burlesque
kineticproducing motion; of motion
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recumbentreclining; lying down completely or in part
desperadoreckless, desperate outlaw
seethebe violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
dictumauthoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
chauvinistblindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
cisternreservoir or water tank