Word – Burnish
Burnish – Word of the day
[verb] : polish (something, especially metal) by rubbing.
[noun] : the shine on a highly polished surface.
History dates back to the early 14th century. Mostly of French origin. From French word burniss. Also suspected of German influence.
Verb examples – burnish:
1. The party was soon approaching. So Ken burnished his utensils.
2. Kate was charged with bribery and arrested. But she tried to burnish her esteem because she wanted to contest the elections.
3. “ Please burnish these gold earrings. I need them for the occasion”.
4. The movie director was burnishing the portrayal of the actress.
5. “Burnish your brains. Let it not rust”, said the teacher.
Adjective examples – burnishable:
1. The goldsmith convinced Lolita that her antiques were burnishable.
2. Though he was accused of corruption, his image was still burnishable.
3. John ensured that the copper vessel he purchased was burnishable.
4. “I don’t think this vessel is burnishable. Please throw them away”.
5. The new furniture lost its lustre. Since it was burnishable, we were saved from the embarrassment at the party.
Noun examples – Burnish:
1. The burnish on the vessels made everyone think that they were new.
2. The burnish on her grandfather’s chair made her reminiscent.
3. The diamond earring soon lost its burnish.
4. Her eyes shone with a burnish of her green lenses.
The burnish on the statues in the museum began to dim.