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burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
pious - devout; religious; N. piety
lithe - flexible; supple; CF. limber
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant