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embellishment

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1 something that decorates or beautifies
  • a colorful mobile is just the embellishment that the soon-to-be nursery needs

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2 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts
  • the actor's penchant for embellishment suggests that his memoirs would be more appropriately shelved in the fiction section

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The first known use of embellishment was in 1591

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“Embellishment.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/embellishment. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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