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Noun
Shine or lustre on a smooth surface
“Alma, which can darken hair, can be used for gloss and colour, it says.”
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A superficially attractive appearance or impression
“Beneath the manufactured gloss of the event is a public transport infrastructure bursting at the seams.”
Noun
A translation or explanation of a word or phrase
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A rewording of something written or spoken
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An incidental remark, especially (law) in a court's judgment that is not essential to the disposition of the case
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A note or annotation
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A layer of wood used to make plywood
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A short description of a book, film, or other work, written and used for promotional purposes
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A coloured substance which is spread over a surface and dries to leave a thin decorative or protective coating
Verb
Apply a glossy substance to
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“Couples were marked with dots of gloss enamel paint with the same color combination for each member of a pair, so we could tell if changes had occurred.”
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To try to conceal or disguise (something unfavourable) by treating it briefly or representing it misleadingly
“Should we gloss over them as proof of the power of suggestion to treat psychosomatic illness?”
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To add a gloss to (a text)
“He had a penchant for using of Federalist quotations to gloss the document in his opinions.”
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To provide an explanation, interpretation, or paraphrase for (a text, word, etc.)
“Its complex interrelatedness means that each short work helps gloss the others.”
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To give color to
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To make slight corrections or adjustments to
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Dress something up
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Spread
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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Make widely popular, accessible
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Touch with tongue
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