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Degree of darkness of a color; gradation of a color with reference to its mixture with black
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  1. Degree of darkness of a color; gradation of a color with reference to its mixture with black
  2. Any of various devices used to reduce or screen light or heat:
  3. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
Appearance; aspect:
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  1. Appearance; aspect:
  2. The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
  3. Color; esp., the distinctive characteristics of a given color that enable it to be assigned a position in the spectrum
The simple or fundamental tone of a musical sound as distinguished from its overtones
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  1. The simple or fundamental tone of a musical sound as distinguished from its overtones
  2. (Painting) The effect produced by the combination of light, shade, and color
  3. A quality or value of color; tint; shade
  1. Saturation
  2. The aspect of color in the Munsell color system by which a sample appears to differ from a gray of the same lightness or brightness and that corresponds to saturation of the perceived color.
The ratio of luminous flux at a specific wavelength to the radiant flux at the same wavelength.
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  1. The ratio of luminous flux at a specific wavelength to the radiant flux at the same wavelength.
  2. The quality or condition of being luminous
  3. (Physics) the ratio of luminous flux to radiant flux at the same wavelength; the luminosity factor
An objective specification of the quality of a colour, regardless of its luminance.
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  1. An objective specification of the quality of a colour, regardless of its luminance.
  2. The aspect of color that includes consideration of its dominant wavelength and purity.
  3. The classification of a color with reference to its hue and its purity, i.e., its departure from white light
A color applied under or seen through another color.
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  1. A color applied under or seen through another color.
  2. A pale or subdued color.
  3. A tone of low pitch or volume, especially of spoken sound.
Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit:
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  1. Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit:
  2. Proportioned effect, as of light and shade, in an artistic work
  3. The relative darkness or lightness of a color. Value measures where a color falls on an achromatic scale from white to black.
A slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch
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  1. A slight trace, flavor, odor, etc.; smack; touch
  2. A slight coloring; tint
  3. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
(Printing) A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
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  1. (Printing) A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
  2. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
  3. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation.
Any coloring matter in the cells and tissues of plants or animals
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  1. Any coloring matter in the cells and tissues of plants or animals
  2. Dry coloring matter, usually an insoluble powder, to be mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products.
  3. An organic compound that gives a characteristic color to plant or animal tissues and is involved in vital processes. Chlorophyll, which gives a green color to plants, and hemoglobin, which gives blood its red color, are examples of pigments.
(Now Rare) A color; tint
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  1. (Now Rare) A color; tint
The quality or state of being iridescent.
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  1. The quality or state of being iridescent.
(Geology) The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
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  1. (Geology) The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
  2. (Physics) The amount of force or energy of heat, light, sound, electric current, etc. per unit area, volume, charge, etc.
  3. The strength of a color, especially the degree to which it lacks its complementary color.
A disorder in which there is an abnormally high number of red blood cells in the bloodstream as a result of their having been prematurely released from the bone marrow during blood formation.
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  1. A disorder in which there is an abnormally high number of red blood cells in the bloodstream as a result of their having been prematurely released from the bone marrow during blood formation.
The way a thing is colored
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  1. The way a thing is colored
  2. The condition of being colored
  3. The technique of using colors, as in painting
The condition of being discolored.
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  1. The condition of being discolored.
  2. A discolored spot or mark
  3. A discolored spot; a stain.
Coloration of tissues by pigment.
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  1. Coloration of tissues by pigment.
  2. Coloration in plants or animals due to the presence of pigment in the tissue
  3. Coloration of human, plant or animal tissue, especially by pigment.
The art, manner, or process of applying color.
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  1. The art, manner, or process of applying color.
  2. The effect created by a particular use of color
  3. The color of the skin
General character, aspect, or appearance:
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  1. General character, aspect, or appearance:
  2. (--- Historical) The combination of the qualities of cold, heat, dryness, and moisture, or of the four humors, in certain proportions believed to determine the temperament and constitution of the body
  3. The natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially of the face.
Outward form or look; appearance:
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  1. Outward form or look; appearance:
  2. Something formed by this means or in a mold or matrix:
  3. Sort; type:
A steady, even light without flame or blaze
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  1. A steady, even light without flame or blaze
  2. A light produced by a body heated to luminosity; incandescence.
  3. Brilliance or warmth of color, especially redness:
A reddening of the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame.
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  1. A reddening of the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame.
  2. A rosy color
  3. Any of various cosmetic powders, creams, etc., traditionally pink or reddish, applied to the face, esp. the cheeks, to give added color
A thin, watery layer of paint, esp. of watercolor, applied with even, sweeping movement of the brush
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  1. A thin, watery layer of paint, esp. of watercolor, applied with even, sweeping movement of the brush
  2. In the W U.S., the dry bed of a stream which flows only occasionally, usually in a ravine or canyon
  3. A light tint or hue:
A quality that colors, pervades, or distinguishes.
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  1. A quality that colors, pervades, or distinguishes.
  2. A coloring or dyeing substance; a pigment.
  3. A light color; tint; tinge
The fact of being brilliant; great brightness, radiance, intensity, splendor, intelligence, etc.
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  1. The fact of being brilliant; great brightness, radiance, intensity, splendor, intelligence, etc.
  2. The state or quality of being brilliant, as:
  3. Exceptional clarity and agility of intellect or invention.
(Geology) The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
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  1. (Geology) The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
  2. Degree or extent; relative strength, magnitude, vigor, etc.
  3. (Physics) The amount of force or energy of heat, light, sound, electric current, etc. per unit area, volume, charge, etc.
The degree to which something is piquant, stimulating or exciting.
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  1. The degree to which something is piquant, stimulating or exciting.
The outermost, colored portion of the peel of a citrus fruit used, often in fine shreds, as flavoring
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  1. The outermost, colored portion of the peel of a citrus fruit used, often in fine shreds, as flavoring
  2. The outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, used as flavoring:
  3. Interest or excitement:
The state or quality of being fresh.
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  1. The state or quality of being fresh.
The quality of being lively; animation; energy.
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The capacity to live, grow, or develop:
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  1. The capacity to live, grow, or develop:
  2. The characteristic, principle, or force that distinguishes living things from nonliving things.
  3. Power, as of an institution, to endure or survive
Any of various factors that cause a body to change its speed, direction, or shape. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Contributions of force from different sources can be summed to give the net force at any given point.
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  1. Any of various factors that cause a body to change its speed, direction, or shape. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Contributions of force from different sources can be summed to give the net force at any given point.
  2. The power to control, persuade, influence, etc.; effectiveness
  3. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
Involvement with or participation in something:
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  1. Involvement with or participation in something:
  2. A state of curiosity or concern about or attention to something:
  3. An interest group.
Behavior, speech, etc. characteristic of a certain region or time, depicted in a novel, play, etc. to add a feeling of authenticity
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  1. Behavior, speech, etc. characteristic of a certain region or time, depicted in a novel, play, etc. to add a feeling of authenticity
  2. The use of regional detail in a literary or an artistic work.
  3. The interest or flavor of a locality imparted by the customs and sights peculiar to it.
The state of being colorful
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The dimension of a color that represents its similarity to one of a series of achromatic colors ranging from very dim (dark) to very bright (dazzling).
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  1. The dimension of a color that represents its similarity to one of a series of achromatic colors ranging from very dim (dark) to very bright (dazzling).
  2. The perception elicited by the luminance of an object.
  3. The effect or sensation by means of which an observer is able to distinguish differences in luminance.
(Ecology) The number of types in a community.
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  1. (Ecology) The number of types in a community.
  2. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being rich; richdom.
  3. (Countable) The result or product of being rich.
A light given off as the result of great heat; incandescence
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  1. A light given off as the result of great heat; incandescence
  2. A steady, even light without flame or blaze
  3. A light produced by a body heated to luminosity; incandescence.
The act or an instance of coming into sight.
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  1. The act or an instance of coming into sight.
  2. The act or an instance of coming into public view:
  3. Outward aspect:
A cover-up; front
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  1. A cover-up; front
  2. A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something.
  3. A false reason or motive put forth to hide the real one; excuse
Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
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  1. Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
  2. A false or deceiving appearance; pretense
  3. Outward appearance or aspect; semblance.
To give a tint to or take on a tint.
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  1. To give a tint to or take on a tint.
  2. To give a tint to
To take on color in dyeing
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  1. To take on color in dyeing
  2. To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
  3. To color with or as with a dye
To apply medicine to; swab:
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  1. To apply medicine to; swab:
  2. To cover or decorate with paint; color
  3. To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
To impart or take a color or stain
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  1. To impart or take a color or stain
  2. To change the appearance of (wood, glass, etc.) by applying a dye, pigment, etc.
  3. To spoil the appearance of by patches or streaks of color or dirt; discolor; spot
To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality:
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  1. To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality:
  2. To give a trace, slight flavor or odor, shade, etc. to
  3. To apply a trace of color to; tint.
To provide (an expression or a text) with a gloss or glosses.
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  1. To provide (an expression or a text) with a gloss or glosses.
  2. To give a bright sheen or luster to.
  3. To apply a gloss to:
To fill or cause to be filled with something:
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  1. To fill or cause to be filled with something:
  2. To flavor or scent (a liquid) by steeping ingredients in it:
  3. To steep or soak (tea leaves, etc.) so as to extract flavor or other qualities
To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
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  1. To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
  2. To rub or smear with chalk; specif., to rub chalk on the tip of (a billiard cue)
  3. A soft, white, gray, or yellow limestone consisting mainly of calcium carbonate and formed primarily from the accumulation of fossil microorganisms such as foraminifera and calcareous algae. Chalk is used in making lime, cement, and fertilizers, and as a whitening pigment in ceramics, paints, and cosmetics. The chalk used in classrooms is usually artificial.
To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
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  1. To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
  2. To paint coarsely or unskillfully
  3. To apply paint or coloring with crude, unskillful strokes.
To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
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  1. To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
  2. To give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to.
  3. To coat with a gold color
To paint using fresco
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  1. To paint using fresco
  2. To paint in fresco.
To varnish or lacquer with or as with japan
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  1. To varnish or lacquer with or as with japan
  2. To decorate with a black enamel or lacquer.
  3. To coat with a glossy finish.
To decorate in various colors, as if with enamel
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  1. To decorate in various colors, as if with enamel
  2. The hard, translucent substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth in mammals. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and consists mostly of calcium salts.
  3. To coat, inlay, or decorate with enamel.
To coat with lacquer.
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  1. To coat with lacquer.
  2. To give a sleek, glossy finish to.
  3. To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.
To fill thoroughly or permeate, as with a quality or emotion:
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  1. To fill thoroughly or permeate, as with a quality or emotion:
  2. To spread through or over, as with liquid or light:
  3. To overspread so as to fill with a glow, color, fluid, etc.
To cover or mark with dots or quick dabs; fleck
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  1. To cover or mark with dots or quick dabs; fleck
  2. To apply (paint, for example) in dots or short strokes.
  3. To paint, draw, engrave, or apply in small points or dots rather than in lines or solid areas
To give variety to; diversify
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  1. To give variety to; diversify
  2. To make varied in appearance by differences, as in colors
  3. To change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors.
The simple or fundamental tone of a musical sound as distinguished from its overtones
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  1. The simple or fundamental tone of a musical sound as distinguished from its overtones
  2. (Painting) The effect produced by the combination of light, shade, and color
  3. Quality of color:
A substance or material used as coloring.
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  1. A substance or material used as coloring.
  2. To take on or cause to take on pigment; color or become colored
  3. An organic compound that gives a characteristic color to plant or animal tissues and is involved in vital processes. Chlorophyll, which gives a green color to plants, and hemoglobin, which gives blood its red color, are examples of pigments.
An infectious disease occurring especially in dogs, caused by the canine distemper virus of the genus Morbillivirus. It is characterized by loss of appetite, a discharge from the eyes and nose, vomiting, fever, lethargy, partial paralysis caused by destruction of myelinated nerve tissue, and sometimes death.
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  1. An infectious disease occurring especially in dogs, caused by the canine distemper virus of the genus Morbillivirus. It is characterized by loss of appetite, a discharge from the eyes and nose, vomiting, fever, lethargy, partial paralysis caused by destruction of myelinated nerve tissue, and sometimes death.
  2. To mix (colors or pigments) with water and glue, size, or some other binding medium
  3. To paint with such a mixture
To apply a glaze to:
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  1. To apply a glaze to:
  2. To give (the eyes) a glassy look
  3. To coat (a painted surface) with a semitransparent color
To change the tone of
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  1. To change the tone of
  2. To assume a tone
  3. (Photog.) To change or alter the color of (a print) by chemical means
To represent degrees of shade or shadow in:
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  1. To represent degrees of shade or shadow in:
  2. To protect or screen from light or heat
  3. To produce (gradations of light or color) in a drawing or picture:
To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing:
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  1. To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing:
  2. To cover or coat with a watery layer of paint or other coloring substance.
  3. To cover with a thin or watery coating of paint, esp. of water color
To draw, color, or decorate with a stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk.
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  1. To draw, color, or decorate with a stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk.
To plate with chrome.
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  1. To plate with chrome.
  2. To treat with a salt of chromium, as in dyeing
  3. To tan or dye with a chromium compound.
To make active, vivacious, interesting, or cheerful; liven up or brighten
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  1. To make active, vivacious, interesting, or cheerful; liven up or brighten
  2. To make more lively, cheerful or interesting.
To decorate or improve by adding detail; ornament; adorn
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  1. To decorate or improve by adding detail; ornament; adorn
  2. To improve (an account or report) by adding details, often of a fictitious or imaginary kind; touch up
  3. To add grace notes, syncopated accents, trills, etc. to (a melody)
To lend beauty to:
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  1. To lend beauty to:
  2. To enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments:
  3. To be an ornament to; add beauty, splendor, or distinction to
To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade:
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  1. To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade:
  2. To saturate, impregnate, or dye.
  3. To fill with color; dye; tinge
To adorn (a surface) with a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol:
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  1. To adorn (a surface) with a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol:
  2. To inscribe (a prominent marking, such as a logo or heraldic symbol) on a surface:
  3. To display brilliantly; decorate with bright colors
To adorn (a page of a book, for example) with ornamental designs, images, or lettering in brilliant colors or precious metals.
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  1. To adorn (a page of a book, for example) with ornamental designs, images, or lettering in brilliant colors or precious metals.
  2. To give light to; light up
  3. To decorate (an initial letter or word) with designs, tracings, etc. of gold, silver, or bright colors
To carry out or cause to carry out a rouge
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  1. To carry out or cause to carry out a rouge
  2. To use cosmetic rouge
  3. To color or prettify as if with a facial cosmetic:
To reveal by blushing
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  1. To reveal by blushing
  2. To feel embarrassed or ashamed:
  3. To become red in the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame; flush.
To become red in the face, as with embarrassment or anger; blush
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  1. To become red in the face, as with embarrassment or anger; blush
  2. To glow, especially with a reddish color:
  3. To glow
To make red.
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  1. To make red.
  2. To become red; esp., to blush or flush
  3. To blush.
To bear a flower or flowers; blossom
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  1. To bear a flower or flowers; blossom
  2. (Intransitive) Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.
  3. To glow; be radiant:
To gleam; flash; light up
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  1. To gleam; flash; light up
  2. To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color:
  3. To flush; blush.
The hot, glowing mixture of burning gases and tiny particles that arises from combustion. Flames get their light either from the fluorescence of molecules or ions that have become excited, or from the incandescence of solid particles involved in the combustion process, such as the carbon particles from a candle.
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  1. The hot, glowing mixture of burning gases and tiny particles that arises from combustion. Flames get their light either from the fluorescence of molecules or ions that have become excited, or from the incandescence of solid particles involved in the combustion process, such as the carbon particles from a candle.
  2. To burn with a blaze of light; burst into flame
  3. To light up with color as if blazing; grow red or hot
To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
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  1. To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
  2. To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
  3. To cause to deviate from what is normal, reasonable, or accurate:
To turn to an improper use; misuse
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  1. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  2. To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
  3. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
To write or tell so as to appeal to a particular interest
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  1. To write or tell so as to appeal to a particular interest
  2. To distort in writing or telling so as to express a particular bias
  3. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
Appearance; aspect:
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  1. Appearance; aspect:
  2. The property of colors by which they are seen as ranging from red through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, as determined by the dominant wavelength of the light.
  3. A particular gradation of color; a shade or tint.
Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
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  1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
  2. Dark shadows gathering at dusk:
  3. Degree of darkness of a color; gradation of a color with reference to its mixture with black
A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
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  1. A gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
  2. (Printing) A panel of light color on which matter in another color is to be printed, as in an illustration.
  3. A delicate or pale color or hue; tinge
Alternative spelling of colourant.
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  1. Alternative spelling of colourant.
  2. Something, especially a dye, pigment, ink, or paint, that colors or modifies the hue of something else.
  3. A pigment, dye, etc. used to give color to something
The art, manner, or process of applying color.
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  1. The art, manner, or process of applying color.
  2. Anything applied to impart color; pigment, dye, stain, etc.
  3. The color of the skin
A substance used to color materials.
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  1. A substance used to color materials.
  2. Color produced in a substance by saturating it with a coloring agent; tint; hue
Any substance constituting or yielding a dye
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  1. Any substance constituting or yielding a dye
  2. Any soluble pigment used for dyeing the hair, fabric etc
Any coloring matter in the cells and tissues of plants or animals
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  1. Any coloring matter in the cells and tissues of plants or animals
  2. Dry coloring matter, usually an insoluble powder, to be mixed with water, oil, or another base to produce paint and similar products.
  3. An organic compound that gives a characteristic color to plant or animal tissues and is involved in vital processes. Chlorophyll, which gives a green color to plants, and hemoglobin, which gives blood its red color, are examples of pigments.
A discoloration, streak, or spot resulting from staining
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  1. A discoloration, streak, or spot resulting from staining
  2. A substance used to impart color in staining
  3. A liquid substance applied especially to wood that penetrates the surface and imparts a rich color.
(Heraldry) Any color, metal, or fur
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  1. (Heraldry) Any color, metal, or fur
  2. A coloring or dyeing substance; a pigment.
  3. (Obs.) A dye
Anything applied to impart color; pigment, dye, stain, etc.
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  1. Anything applied to impart color; pigment, dye, stain, etc.
  2. The art, manner, or process of applying color.
  3. The color of the skin
General character, aspect, or appearance:
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  1. General character, aspect, or appearance:
  2. (--- Historical) The combination of the qualities of cold, heat, dryness, and moisture, or of the four humors, in certain proportions believed to determine the temperament and constitution of the body
  3. The natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially of the face.
Glare that is caused by a shiny object reflecting too much light into a camera.
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  1. Glare that is caused by a shiny object reflecting too much light into a camera.
  2. The condition of being in flower:
  3. A youthful, healthy glow (of cheeks, skin, etc.)
A reddening of the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame.
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  1. A reddening of the face, especially from modesty, embarrassment, or shame.
  2. A red or rosy color:
  3. Any of various cosmetic powders, creams, etc., traditionally pink or reddish, applied to the face, esp. the cheeks, to give added color
A rush of strong feeling:
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  1. A rush of strong feeling:
  2. A reddening of the skin, as with fever, emotion, or exertion.
  3. A blush or glow:
A brightness of skin color, as from good health, emotion, etc.; flush
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  1. A brightness of skin color, as from good health, emotion, etc.; flush
  2. A light produced by a body heated to luminosity; incandescence.
  3. Brilliance or warmth of color, especially redness:
(Internet, television) A type of advertisement in a web page or on television, usually taking the form of a graphic or animation above or alongside the content. Contrast popup, interstitial.
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  1. (Internet, television) A type of advertisement in a web page or on television, usually taking the form of a graphic or animation above or alongside the content. Contrast popup, interstitial.
  2. A piece of cloth bearing a design, motto, slogan, etc., sometimes attached to a staff and used as a battle standard
  3. (Heraldry) The principal standard of a knight.
A small banner
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  1. A small banner
  2. (Military, historical) A proposed but unadopted senior commissioned rank of the Royal Air Force equivalent to group captain.
  3. A feudal knight ranking between a knight bachelor and a baron, who was entitled to lead men into battle under his own standard.
A flag or banner; specif., a national flag, as one displayed on a ship
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  1. A flag or banner; specif., a national flag, as one displayed on a ship
  2. A national flag displayed on ships and aircraft, often with the special insignia of a branch or unit of the armed forces.
  3. A standard or banner, as of a military unit.
(Music) A cross stroke that halves the value of a note to which it is added.
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  1. (Music) A cross stroke that halves the value of a note to which it is added.
  2. A strip of cloth worn by players in : a person carrying the ball is considered down when an opponent snatches his or her flag
  3. A piece of cloth or bunting, often attached to a staff, with distinctive colors, patterns, or symbolic devices, used as a national or state symbol, as a signal, etc.; banner; standard; ensign
A wooden bar attached to each key of a harpsichord, etc. that raises the plectrum when the key is depressed
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  1. A wooden bar attached to each key of a harpsichord, etc. that raises the plectrum when the key is depressed
  2. A male given name, also used as a pet form of John.
  3. (Naut.) A small flag usually flown on a ship's bow to show nationality, often, specif., union jack
The red or orange-red flag of the Abbey of Saint Denis in France, used as a standard by the early kings of France.
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  1. The red or orange-red flag of the Abbey of Saint Denis in France, used as a standard by the early kings of France.
  2. Any battle standard
  3. An inspiring standard or symbol.
(Sports) A flag that symbolizes the championship of a league, especially a professional baseball league.
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  1. (Sports) A flag that symbolizes the championship of a league, especially a professional baseball league.
  2. A flag or an emblem similar in shape to a ship's pennant.
  3. Any long, narrow, usually triangular flag, as used in naval signal hoists, for a school banner, etc.
A long narrow banner or streamer borne upon a lance.
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  1. A long narrow banner or streamer borne upon a lance.
  2. A thin triangular flag or streamer, especially as hung from the end of a lance or spear.
  3. A pennant, banner, or flag.
The proportion of pure gold or silver and base metal prescribed for use in coinage
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  1. The proportion of pure gold or silver and base metal prescribed for use in coinage
  2. A degree or level of requirement, excellence, or attainment:
  3. The type, model, or example commonly or generally accepted or adhered to; criterion set for usages or practices
A newspaper headline across the full page; banner
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  1. A newspaper headline across the full page; banner
  2. A long narrow strip of material used for ornament or decoration.
  3. Any long, narrow strip of cloth, colored paper, ribbon, etc., hanging loose at one end
A loose outer garment, such as a cape.
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  1. A loose outer garment, such as a cape.
  2. Something that covers or conceals:
  3. A loose outer garment, usually sleeveless and extending to or below the knees
The way a thing is naturally colored; coloration
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  1. The way a thing is naturally colored; coloration
  2. The art, manner, or process of applying color.
  3. The effect created by a particular use of color
A version of a song, esp. one that has become popular in a particular recording, as performed or recorded in imitation of the original or with a fresh interpretation
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  1. A version of a song, esp. one that has become popular in a particular recording, as performed or recorded in imitation of the original or with a fresh interpretation
  2. Strategic protection given by armed units during hostile action:
  3. An activity or organization that is used to conceal an illegal or secret activity:
Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something:
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  1. Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something:
  2. Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one's true identity.
  3. A pretense or misrepresentation:
Disguise (deceptive appearance)
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Effrontery; impudence:
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  1. Effrontery; impudence:
  2. Facial cosmetics:
  3. A person's countenance:
Attitude or appearance, as of the face, indicating state of mind; external behavior when facing a problem, etc.
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  1. Attitude or appearance, as of the face, indicating state of mind; external behavior when facing a problem, etc.
  2. The forehead or face, especially of a bird or other animal.
  3. (Archit.) A face of a building; esp., the face with the principal entrance
A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance or good reputation:
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  1. A superficially or deceptively attractive appearance or good reputation:
  2. A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or technical expression usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text or manuscript.
  3. A kind of paint that dries to a shiny finish.
Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
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  1. Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
  2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
  3. Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (often used formerly in such phrases as "at his own guise"; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.)
An often grotesque representation of a head and face, used for ornamentation.
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  1. An often grotesque representation of a head and face, used for ornamentation.
  2. A protective covering for the face or head, as a wire screen [fencer's mask] or respirator [gas mask]
  3. A covering worn on the face to conceal one's identity, as:
An involved scheme; a charade.
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  1. An involved scheme; a charade.
  2. A ball or party at which masks and fancy costumes or disguises are worn
  3. A disguise or false outward show; a pretense:
A claim or assertion to a right, especially a false one:
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  1. A claim or assertion to a right, especially a false one:
  2. A false or studied show; an affectation:
  3. A false show of something
A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something.
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  1. A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something.
  2. A cover-up; front
  3. A false reason or motive put forth to hide the real one; excuse
The barest trace; a modicum:
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  1. The barest trace; a modicum:
  2. Outward form or appearance; aspect
  3. Mere empty show; pretense
A display; a manifestation:
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  1. A display; a manifestation:
  2. (Informal) An affair or undertaking:
  3. Display or outward appearance:
A piece of light fabric hung to separate or conceal what is behind it; a curtain.
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  1. A piece of light fabric hung to separate or conceal what is behind it; a curtain.
  2. A length of protective netting worn over the face by beekeepers.
  3. A piece of light fabric, as of net or gauze, worn, esp. by women, over the face or head or draped from a hat to conceal, protect, or enhance the face
Any of the thin layers glued together to form plywood
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  1. Any of the thin layers glued together to form plywood
  2. A thin surface layer of fine wood or costly material laid over a base of common material
  3. A deceptive, superficial show; a façade:
Statements, actions, or display designed to make something seem better than it really is
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  1. Statements, actions, or display designed to make something seem better than it really is
  2. A means of improving appearances or creating a falsely favorable impression:
  3. (Idiomatic, uncountable) A means of creating a deceptively favourable impression of something or someone; something for appearance only.
A deception, hoax, or practical joke.
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  1. A deception, hoax, or practical joke.
  2. The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
  3. Something, as a novel or play, intended as an elaborate hoax or practical joke on the reader or audience
The state or quality of being believable.
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  1. The state or quality of being believable.
A capacity for belief:
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  1. A capacity for belief:
  2. (Law) Believability of statements by a witness, as measured by whether the testimony is probable or improbable when judged by common experience.
  3. The quality of something capable of being believed or relied upon or that is worthy of confidence. See also veracity. The quality of something capable of being believed or relied upon or that is worthy of confidence. See also veracity.
The state or quality of being credible.
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  1. The state or quality of being credible.
The quality of being creditable.
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The state or quality of being creditable.
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  1. The state or quality of being creditable.
The quality of being plausible; speciousness.
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  1. The quality of being plausible; speciousness.
  2. Anything plausible or specious.
The state or quality of being plausible.
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  1. The state or quality of being plausible.
The quality of appearing to be true or real.
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  1. The quality of appearing to be true or real.
  2. Something having the mere appearance of being true or real
To imbue or permeate lightly with some substance or quality
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  1. To imbue or permeate lightly with some substance or quality
  2. To stain or tint with a color.
To form (a candle) by repeatedly immersing a wick in melted wax or tallow.
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  1. To form (a candle) by repeatedly immersing a wick in melted wax or tallow.
  2. To scoop up by plunging the hand or a receptacle below the surface, as of a liquid; ladle:
  3. To color or dye by immersing:
To take on color in dyeing
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  1. To take on color in dyeing
  2. To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
  3. To color with or as with a dye
To reveal by blushing
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  1. To reveal by blushing
  2. To feel embarrassed or ashamed:
  3. To become red in the face from shame, embarrassment, or confusion
To make or become deeply or vividly red.
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  1. To make or become deeply or vividly red.
  2. To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
  3. To blush
To become red in the face, as with embarrassment or anger; blush
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  1. To become red in the face, as with embarrassment or anger; blush
  2. To glow, especially with a reddish color:
  3. To glow
To gleam; flash; light up
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  1. To gleam; flash; light up
  2. To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color:
  3. To flush; blush.
The layer of soft tissue that covers the body of a clam, oyster, or other mollusk and secretes the material that forms the shell.
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  1. The layer of soft tissue that covers the body of a clam, oyster, or other mollusk and secretes the material that forms the shell.
  2. To blush:
  3. To blush or flush
To make red
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  1. To make red
  2. To become red; esp., to blush or flush
  3. To blush.
To give a false idea of; disguise or misrepresent
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  1. To give a false idea of; disguise or misrepresent
  2. To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
  3. To show to be untrue; prove false
To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
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  1. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
  2. To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
  3. To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
To state untruthfully; misrepresent.
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  1. To state untruthfully; misrepresent.
  2. To tell falsehoods; lie
  3. To declare or prove to be false.
To weigh down with or as with a heavy load; burden; oppress
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  1. To weigh down with or as with a heavy load; burden; oppress
  2. To insert (a necessary material) into a device:
  3. To receive a load:
To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
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  1. To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
  2. To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
  3. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
To state incorrectly or falsely
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  1. To state incorrectly or falsely
To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
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  1. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
  2. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  3. To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
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  1. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
  2. To form in this manner:
  3. To wrench or sprain:
To bend or twist out of shape; distort
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  1. To bend or twist out of shape; distort
  2. To arrange strands of yarn or thread lengthwise onto (a loom) in preparation for weaving.
  3. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
To give a twist, turn, or pull:
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  1. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
  2. To turn using a wrench:
  3. To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
To take possession of forcefully; seize or usurp:
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  1. To take possession of forcefully; seize or usurp:
  2. To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
  3. To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist
To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
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  1. To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
  2. To give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to.
  3. To coat with a gold color
To furnish (a text) with glosses
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  1. To furnish (a text) with glosses
  2. To provide (an expression or a text) with a gloss or glosses.
  3. To apply a gloss to:
To extenuate, explain away, gloss over.
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  1. To extenuate, explain away, gloss over.
  2. To smooth over; to palliate.
  3. To use flattery or cajolery.
To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant:
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  1. To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant:
  2. To make (something disagreeable) seem more acceptable or less unpleasant, as by using flattery, euphemism, etc.
  3. To cover or coat with sugar
To polish up; adorn
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  1. To polish up; adorn
  2. To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
  3. To cover with varnish; brush varnish on
To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.
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  1. To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.
  2. To overlay (a surface) with a thin layer of a fine or decorative material.
  3. To cover with a thin layer of more costly material; esp., to cover (wood) with wood of finer quality