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gloss

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1 a deceptively attractive external appearance
  • used a computer to give her astrological predictions the gloss of real science

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2 brightness created by light reflected from a surface
  • the surface has such a high gloss, you can see your face reflected in it

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gloss

verb

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to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • the action of the water will serve to gloss the seal's coat

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The first known use of gloss was in 1538

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“Gloss.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gloss. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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