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  Words related to gloss

Related / Similar Words: semblance, color, colour, polish, glossiness, burnish, glossary, rubric, comment, annotate

 

Definition:
  • an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color";
  • the property of being smooth and shiny;
  • an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field;
  • an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text;
  • gloss or excuse; "color a lie";
  • provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase;
  • provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written";
  • give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing;

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    See Also: gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over, whitewash, sleek over, hush up

     

    Hyponyms: color of law, colour of law, simulacrum, face value, guise, pretense, pretence, pretext, disguise, camouflage, verisimilitude, French polish, glaze

     

    Entailments: rub

     

    Derivational Morphology: color, colour, buff, burnish, furbish, flush, polish, smooth, smoothen, shine, comment, annotate, semblance, glossary, rubric, note, annotation, notation, commentary, glossiness

     

    Anagrams: Logos

     

     
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