cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
brief flash of light; glow; V.
gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
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smooth and shining; N. gloss: shiny brightness on a surface; superficially attractive appearance; Ex. gloss of good manners
shine brightly without a flame (as of eyes or metals); show redness and heat (in the face) after hard work or because of strong feelings; N: light produced by a heated body; brilliance of a color
scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply
sticky; viscous; gluey
someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
protruding knot on a tree; V.
dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually