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refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
throes - violent anguish
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
trajectory - path taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
adage - wise saying; proverb
forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity