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  1. [noun] an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    Synonyms: rubric

  2. [noun] an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    Synonyms: ary

  3. [noun] the property of being smooth and shiny
    Synonyms: polish, iness, burnish

  4. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: semblance, color, colour

  5. [verb] give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing

  6. [verb] provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written"
    Synonyms: comment, annotate

  7. [verb] provide an interlinear translation of a word or phrase

  8. [verb] gloss or excuse; "color a lie"
    Synonyms: color, colour


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