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 for Politest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Polite \Po*lite"\, a. [Compar. Politer; superl. Politest.]
     [L. politus, p. p. of polire to polish: cf. F. poli. See
     Polish, v.]
     1. Smooth; polished. [Obs.]
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              Rays of light falling on a polite surface. --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
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     2. Smooth and refined in behavior or manners; well bred;
        courteous; complaisant; obliging; civil.
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              He marries, bows at court, and grows polite. --Pope.
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     3. Characterized by refinement, or a high degree of finish;
        as, polite literature. --Macaulay.
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     Syn: Polished; refined; well bred; courteous; affable;
          urbane; civil; courtly; elegant; genteel.
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