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to hone to sharpen an object
The bone had been honed to a point. to make something perfect or completely suitable for its purpose
His physique was honed to perfection.
Her debating skills were honed in the students' union.
Scathing
severely and unkindly critical scathing criticism
He was very scathing about the report, saying it was inaccurate.
Astounding
very surprising or shocking an astounding fact/decision/revelation an astounding (= very great) victory/achievement/success reckless doing something dangerous and not worrying about the risks and the possible results
He was found guilty of reckless driving
Grave
seriously bad a grave situation dreary boring and making you feel unhappy a dreary little town
She had spent another dreary day in the office.
Scattered
covering a wide area
Toys and books were scattered about/around the room.
My family is scattered all over the world.
The forecast is for scattered showers (= separate areas of rain) tomorrow.
Tedious
boring a tedious job
The trouble is I find most forms of exercise so tedious.
Slope
a surface which lies at an angle to the horizontal so that some points on it are higher than others
The roof is at a slope (= at an angle to a horizontal surface) of 30°.
(part of) the side of a hill or mountain a ski/mountain slope
Snow had settled on some of the higher slopes.
There's a very steep slope just before you reach the top of the mountain.
There are some nice gentle (= not steep) slopes that we can ski down.
Of sorts used to describe something which is not a typical or good example of something
He managed to make a curtain of sorts out of an old sheet.
To debunk to show that something is less important, less good or less true than it has been made to appear
The writer's aim was to debunk the myth that had grown up around the actress.
Earnest
serious or determined, especially too serious and unable to find your own actions funny
He was a very earnest young man. I

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