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scorching
/ˈskɔːrtʃɪŋ/
adjective
very hot:
the scorching July sun.
• (of criticism) harsh; severe.
• informal very fast:
she set a scorching pace.

scorching /ˈskɔːrtʃɪŋ/
adjective
1
the scorching July sun: EXTREMELY HOT, red-hot, blazing, flaming, fiery, burning, blistering, searing, sweltering, torrid, broiling; informal boiling (hot), baking (hot), sizzling. ANTONYMS freezing.
2
scorching criticism: FIERCE, savage, scathing, withering, blistering, searing, devastating, stringent, severe, harsh, stinging, biting, mordant, trenchant, caustic, virulent, vitriolic. ANTONYMS mild.

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refurbish
/riːˈfəːrbɪʃ/
verb [with object]
renovate and redecorate (something, especially a building):
the premises have been completely refurbished in our corporate style.

refurbish /riːˈfəːrbɪʃ/
verb
the academy plans to refurbish its classrooms: RENOVATE, recondition, rehabilitate, revamp, overhaul, restore, renew, redevelop, rebuild, reconstruct; redecorate, spruce up, upgrade, refit, retrofit, bring up to code; informal do up, rehab, refurb.