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    tarnish

    tarnish - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tarnish

    Definition
    (noun) discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation Definition
    (verb) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
    Synonyms : defile , maculate , stain , sully
    Example Sentence
    • The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air
    • Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tarnish

its opposite of garnish..simple

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opposite to varnish(A coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface)

Tarnish and Polish are rhyming words and one helps to remove the other. If you apply polish to a rusted metal, it will help remove the tarnish.

tarnish,tardy,mundane, sluggish,slack,shoddy:all these means DULL.......!:)

Tarnish and Polish are rhyming opposite words, and one helps to remove the other. If you tarnish a polished metal surface/ or a person’s reputation you damage it/him.

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