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Word: burnish

Definition: make shiny by rubbing; polish


Sentences Containing 'burnish'

Yet, in saying this, I do but indirectly burnish a little brighter the noble merit of the poem and the poet.

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::: inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
::: arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
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