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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
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
brawl - noisy quarrel
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
constitution - constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions