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refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
engulf - surround and swallow up
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
ignoble - unworthy; not noble; dishonorable; Ex. ignoble deed
premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse