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Burnish
V

to make or become shiny by rubbing

polish

please burnish the wooden floors
Chemerical
adj

indulging in unrealistic fancies

visionary

these prices are at chimerical high levels
Ensconced
v

to hide, shelter, place securely

conceal

he ensconced his belongings in the safe
Foolhardy
adj

bold or daring in a foolish way

reckless

the man was foolhardy enough to try to get the gun away from the hijacker
Inconsolable
adj

that cannot be consoled

brokenhearted

the woman was inconsolable when her son died
Invigorate
v

to fill with energy

enliven

exercise is a good way to invigorate yourself
Minuscule
adj

very small, tiny

minute

their comments made the girl feel minuscule
Superfluity
n

a quantity or number beyond what is needed

excess

we could do without such superfluity as a second car
Sweltering
adj

suffering oppressive heat

scorching

the room was sweltering
Unremitting
adj

not slacking or abating

persistent

the ceaseless thunder of surf was unremitting
Uproarious
adj

uncontrollably noisy

rackety

the noisy cafeteria was uproarious
Wary
adj

being on one's guard against danger

watchful

my parents taught me to be wary of strangers