INTENSELY gleam: to give a gentle light. Shine softly as if polished. beam: a column of light. blaze: to begin to burn with a bright flame. dazzle: to cause someone to lose clear vision, esp. from intense light. flare: burn brightly, with sudden intensity. flame: hot bright burning gas that you see when sth is on fire. glare: shine with a strong or dazzling light.
SOFTLY flush: turn red in the face, as if in embarrassment or shame. blush: turn red in the face, as if in embarrassment or shame. glow: dull steady light. sheen: a soft lustre on a surface e.g. hair.
UNSTEADYLY blink: shine unsteadily. Go on and off. flicker: shine unsteadily. Vary rapidly in brightness. flash: gleam or glow intermittently. shimmer: shine with a soft tremulous light. Faint, unsteady. twinkle: to shine with a gleam that changes constantly from bright to faint. glance: (esp. of light) reflect off (sth) with a brief flash. glimmer: shine faintly with a wavering light. Unsteady, not constant.
SMALL BRIGHT POINTS glint: give out or reflect small flashes of light. glisten: (of sth wet or greasy) shine; glitter. A sparkling light reflected from sth wet. glister: (poetic) glisten. glitter: shine with a bright, shimmering, reflected light as if from small pieces of metal. spangle: to cover sth with shiny points of light. spark: a small fiery particle thrown off from a fire. sparkle: shine brightly with flashes of light.