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as in paint
preparations intended to beautify the face she never left the house without applying her makeup and arranging her jewelry

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as in design
the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged the makeup of the memorial is strikingly simple: a single massive globe signifying world unity

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“Make up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/make%20up. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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