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    help, differences among words

    I get confused when I need to use the following words because they are similiar but I'm sure that their meaning is slightly different.

    1 - flame
    2 - shine
    3 - sparkle
    4 - flare
    5 - shimmer
    6 - glimmer
    7 - glisten
    8 - glint

    ...and if you have more.

    Since I cannnot find a difference among them, can you please associate an object to eache of that so that i can understand the real meaning?
    For example:

    shine - sun
    glitter - star
    ...
    and so on

    Please help me!
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: help, differences among words

    Hello Mass

    Here are some:

    1 - flame ] like a piece of newspaper in a bonfire.
    2 - shine ] like a well-polished floor.
    3 - sparkle ] like a diamond.
    4 - flare ] like magnesium powder, thrown on fire.
    5 - shimmer ] like light reflected from moving silk or from a goldfish moving in water.
    6 - glimmer ] like a distant candle in the dusk.
    7 - glisten ] like the scales of a fish, or the flesh of someone who has just emerged from water.
    8 - glint ] like a tiny vein of iron embedded in a piece of quartz.

    MrP


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    Re: help, differences among words

    Thanks,
    the explanation was very clear :)

    Bye

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