adonize

adonize

(ˈædəˌnaɪz) or

adonise

vb (tr)
(of a man) to make more beautiful
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ADONIZE A Increase by chemical division B Adorn oneself C Treat as a teenager who am I?
His first of many extended quotations from the letters is the following: "Whenever I find myself growing vapourish, I rouse myself, wash and put on a clean shirt[,] brush my hair and clothes, tie my shoestrings neatly[,] and in fact adonize as I were going out--then all clean and comfortable I sit down to write.