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Mnemonic – Burn polish
Word – Burnish
b) to make smooth by rubbing
Part of speech – Verb
Synonyms – buff, gloss, furbish
Antonyms – tarnish, dull
1 Wipe the metal surface clean before you burnish it with the oil cream.
2 We live in such times where leaders of the people hire professionals to burnish their public image.
1 Seven blockbuster hits have burnished Will Smith’s reputation as a massive crowd puller.
2 The Kings Guard formed in single ranks on either side, clad in burnished armour. (extract from Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain)
1 He sat there by the fire burnishing his sword and thinking of the great battle that lay ahead.