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to anguish

to anguish

/ˈæŋɡwɪʃ/
verb
cause emotional anguish or make miserable
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MICHAEL KIRK - I'm sure the choices are anguishing for everybody involved.

And within moments cries of anguish break out all over the forest.

This was not the eerie whispering of demons, but a light tinkling that seemed to ease her anguish.

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to refurbish

to refurbish

/ɹiˈfɝbɪʃ/
verb
to make a room or building look more attractive by redecorating or cleaning it
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Even Sweden's most famous company, Ikea, refurbishes its furniture here.

Trump spent $1 million to refurbish each plane.

Recyclers will pick them up and destroy the data before refurbishing them or extracting materials.

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to burnish

to burnish

/ˈbɝnɪʃ/
verb
polish and make shiny
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Carefully drawn holes for them, then you will burnish down the little beads to hold them in place.

So I'm distinguishing between the burnt tree and the burnished tree.

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to furbish

to furbish

/ˈfɝbɪʃ/
verb
polish and make shiny

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to blemish

to blemish

/ˈbɫɛmɪʃ/
verb
add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective
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Jesse refines the surface, smoothing it out until almost every blemish is undetectable.

One glaring blemish is the gap between the haves and the have nots.

The first sign of a blemish, and I want all hands on zit.

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to tarnish

to tarnish

/ˈtɑɹnɪʃ/
verb
make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
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If that goes wrong, it can tarnish a legacy in some circumstances.

-- but their reputation was starting to tarnish.

But his legacy was tarnished by his involvement with the occult.

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to skirmish

to skirmish

/ˈskɝmɪʃ/
verb
to engage in a short argument
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Skirmishes, raids, and full-on invasions are happening every day, causing millions of casualties.

And there was a skirmish.

Well, John, it is another skirmish in, as you put it, a long battle.

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to brandish

to brandish

/ˈbɹændɪʃ/
verb
move or swing back and forth
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Thousands of demonstrators gathered in the streets, brandishing their namesake umbrellas to protect from pepper spray.

BRANDISHING GUNS MARK AND PATRICIA McCLOS KEY STOOD ON THE LAWN OF THEIR MANSION AS PROTESTERS MARCHED PAST IN THE GATED COMMUNITY.

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to replenish

to replenish

/ɹiˈpɫɛnɪʃ/
verb
fill something that had previously been emptied
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That's far greater than the rate that sand is being replenished.

No water, no electricity, no communication, no stores to replenish supplies from.

Proteins are the most important resource for repairing and replenishing our cell structures.

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to admonish

to admonish

/ædˈmɑnɪʃ/
verb
to strongly advise someone to do something or to criticize what they did
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The most common counsel on the back of trucks admonishes drivers to honk their horn.

While admonishing a bloodthirsty demon mid-torture, they say: "That was the old Hell.

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to lavish

to lavish

/ˈɫævɪʃ/
verb
expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
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Jon: NO, IT WASN'T LAVISH.

But Beyoncé and Jay-Z don't just spend their money on lavish homes, gifts, and vacations.

Their most lavish spending is on their homes.

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to blandish

to blandish

/blˈændɪʃ/
verb
praise somewhat dishonestly

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to defray

to defray

/dɪˈfɹeɪ/
verb
bear the expenses of
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Well, it won't cover a whole fence, but it will defray the cost considerably.

- How do I defray the cost of my self-funded album cover?

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to cloy

to cloy

/ˈkɫɔɪ/
verb
cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
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- Oh man that smells cloying.

- Did you say cloying? -

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to convoy

to convoy

/ˈkɑnˌvɔɪ/
verb
escort in transit
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Military convoys join routine traffic on the highways.

It was claimed to be an ISIS automobile convoy, but I looked at it

They've taken the keys from the car and the whole convoy has been stopped.

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to gnash

to gnash

/ˈnæʃ/
verb
grind together, of teeth
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Gnashing jaw of sharp teeth.

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to ambush

to ambush

/ˈæmˌbʊʃ/
verb
wait in hiding to attack
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Can I ambush you in your office?

We learn how to use our car as a weapon in case we're ambushed.

While walking down a flight of stairs he was ambushed by an unpredictable foe.

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to rendezvous

to rendezvous

/ˈɹɑndɪˌvu/
verb
meet at a rendezvous
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So one mission that's being talked about is to rendezvous with Halley's Comet.

We think the right thing to do is to rendezvous with the asteroid, match rotation with it.

To rendezvous with the space junk, the small janitor needs an incredibly efficient engine.

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