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  • 41 embellishment — embellish ► VERB 1) make more attractive; decorate. 2) add extra details to (a story or account) for interest. DERIVATIVES embellisher noun embellishment noun. ORIGIN Old French embellir, from bel handsome …

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  • 42 Adorn — A*dorn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adorned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adorning}.] [OE. aournen, anournen, adornen, OF. aorner, fr. L. aaornare; ad + ornare to furnish, embellish. See {Adore}, {Ornate}.] To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set… …

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  • 43 Adorned — Adorn A*dorn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adorned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adorning}.] [OE. aournen, anournen, adornen, OF. aorner, fr. L. aaornare; ad + ornare to furnish, embellish. See {Adore}, {Ornate}.] To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to… …

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  • 44 Adorning — Adorn A*dorn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adorned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adorning}.] [OE. aournen, anournen, adornen, OF. aorner, fr. L. aaornare; ad + ornare to furnish, embellish. See {Adore}, {Ornate}.] To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to… …

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  • 45 adorn — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adornare, from ad + ornare to furnish more at ornate Date: 14th century 1. to enhance the appearance of especially with beautiful objects 2. to enliven or decorate …

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  • 46 adorn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. ornament, embellish, deck, garnish, beautify. Ant., mar, deface. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. beautify, embellish, ornament, enhance; see decorate . See Synonym Study at decorate . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 47 garnish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. ornament, trim, decorate, embellish; season, flavor (see taste). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. trimming, embellishment, topping; see decoration 2 . v. Syn. embellish, trim, beautify, deck; see decorate .… …

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  • 48 ornament — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Anything that beautifies Nouns 1. ornament, ornamentation, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment, dressing, décor. 2. garnish, polish, varnish, gilding, lacquer, enamel; cosmetics (see… …

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  • 49 decorate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. adorn, beautify, ornament, embellish, bedeck, deck, garnish, trim, furnish, paint, color, renovate, redecorate, refurbish, enrich, brighten, gild, burnish, enhance, festoon, illuminate, spangle, dress up, trick out, array,… …

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  • 50 embroider — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To adorn with needlework] Syn. stitch, knit, quilt, braid, weave, pattern, ornament, embellish, enrich, garnish, deck, bedeck, decorate, work, gild, pattern; see also decorate . 2. [To exaggerate] Syn. embellish, falsify,… …

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  • 51 προσεπικοσμεῖ — προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides pres ind mp 2nd sg (attic epic doric ionic) προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides pres ind act 3rd sg (attic epic doric ionic) προσεπικοσμέω embellish besides pres ind mp 2nd sg (attic epic doric ionic) προσεπικοσμέω… …

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  • 52 jazz — jazzer, n. /jaz/, n. 1. music originating in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century and subsequently developing through various increasingly complex styles, generally marked by intricate, propulsive rhythms, polyphonic ensemble… …

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  • 53 Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …

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  • 54 Latin American dance — Introduction  dance traditions of Mexico, Central America, and the portions of South America and the Caribbean colonized by the Spanish and the Portuguese. These traditions reflect the distinctive mixtures of indigenous (Amerindian), African, and …

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  • 55 trim — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. neat, well ordered, compact, tidy, spruce, smart; slim, lean. v. order, tidy, adjust, dress, arrange; decorate, ornament, adorn; defeat; cheat; balance, equalize; cut, lop, shear, prune, barber;… …

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  • 56 adorn — adorn, decorate, ornament, embellish, beautify, deck, bedeck, garnish mean to add something unessential in order to enhance the appearance. These words and especially the first five are often used interchangeably; certain distinctions, however,… …

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  • 57 Deck — (d[e^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decked} (d[e^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Decking}.] [D. dekken to cover; akin to E. thatch. See {Thatch}.] 1. To cover; to overspread. [1913 Webster] To deck with clouds the uncolored sky. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

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  • 58 Decked — Deck Deck (d[e^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decked} (d[e^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Decking}.] [D. dekken to cover; akin to E. thatch. See {Thatch}.] 1. To cover; to overspread. [1913 Webster] To deck with clouds the uncolored sky. Milton. [1913… …

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  • 59 Decking — Deck Deck (d[e^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decked} (d[e^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Decking}.] [D. dekken to cover; akin to E. thatch. See {Thatch}.] 1. To cover; to overspread. [1913 Webster] To deck with clouds the uncolored sky. Milton. [1913… …

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  • 60 Decorate — Dec o*rate (d[e^]k [ o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decorated} (d[e^]k [ o]*r[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Decorating} (d[e^]k [ o]*r[=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. decoratus, p. p. of decorare, fr. decus ornament; akin to decere to be becoming. See… …

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