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

  Shiny \Shin"y\, a. [Compar. Shinier; superl. Shiniest.]
     Bright; luminous; clear; unclouded.
     [1913 Webster]
           Like distant thunder on a shiny day.     --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the
             horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the
             moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet";
             "shining white enamel" [syn: glistening, glossy,
             lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining]
      2: having a shiny surface or coating; "glazed fabrics"; "glazed
         doughnuts" [syn: glazed, shiny] [ant: unglazed]
      3: made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a
         sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished
         brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in
         lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny
         black patents" [syn: bright, burnished, lustrous,
         shining, shiny]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "shiny":
     aglow, beaming, beamy, bleached, blushing, bright,
     bright and sunny, buffed, burning, burnished, candescent, clean,
     cleanly, coruscating, dainty, dazzling, dirt-free, fair,
     fastidious, finished, flashing, flashy, flickering, flushing,
     fresh, fulgent, furbished, glace, glassy, glazed, gleaming, gleamy,
     glinting, glistening, glittering, glossy, glowing, illuminant,
     immaculate, incandescent, irradiative, kosher, lacquered, lambent,
     lamping, light as day, luciferous, lucific, luciform, luminant,
     luminative, luminiferous, luminificent, luminous, lustrous,
     nonpolluted, of cleanly habits, orient, polished, pure, radiant,
     ritually pure, rubbed, rutilant, rutilous, satiny, scintillating,
     sheeny, shellacked, shimmering, shimmery, shined, shining, silken,
     silky, sleek, slick, smut-free, smutless, sparkling, spotless,
     stainless, starbright, starlike, starry, streaming, suffused,
     sunny, sunshiny, sweet, tahar, tubbed, twinkling, unadulterated,
     unbesmirched, unblemished, unblotted, undefiled, unmuddied,
     unpolluted, unsmirched, unsmudged, unsoiled, unspotted, unstained,
     unsullied, untainted, untarnished, varnished, velvety,
     well-scrubbed, well-washed, white, whitened

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