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burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
kinetic - producing motion; of motion
abate - subside or moderate
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
camaraderie - good-fellowship; CF. comrade
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch