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tr.v. em·bel·lished, em·bel·lish·ing, em·bel·lish·es
1. To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate.
2. To add ornamental or fictitious details to: a fanciful account that embellishes the true story.

[Middle English embelishen, from Old French embellir, embelliss- : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + bel, beautiful (from Latin bellus; see deu- in Indo-European roots).]

em·bel′lish·er n.
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In one place he calls Chaucer "The worshipful father and first founder and embellisher of ornate eloquence in our English.
Its sleek body lines enhancing its dynamic appearance enable you to stand out from the crowd: new Renault C-shaped signature for front & rear lights, DRL with front LEDS, new front & rear bumpers as well as a new boot door with chrome embellisher driving in style has never been so affordable
The Donald is an embellisher par excellence, a man who became the consummate exaggerator in order to advance his business.
The model features a new set of lamps mounted on the nudge guard, a glossy black front grille and rear embellisher, gun metal finish alloy wheels, wheel arch and door cladding, new mustard yellow roof rails and skid plates, new Adventura denim interiors with 'zip on and zip off' seat covers, which can be washed.
This option comprises bespoke suspension tuning, optional 18-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, aerodynamically optimised body elements, plus a special design for the BMW kidney grille and an exhaust tailpipe embellisher in high-gloss chrome.
This option comprises bespoke suspension tuning, optionA[degrees] al 18A[degrees]inch M lightA[degrees]alloy wheels in doubleA[degrees]spoke design, aerodyA[degrees] namically optimised body elements, plus a special design for the BMW kidney grille and an exhaust tailpipe embellisher in highA[degrees] gloss chrome.
The team consists of Vu Nguyen, Master of Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO; Chelsea Baart, The Embellisher, Victoria, BC; Christy Graham, The Abstract Artist, Cincinnati, OH; Jeany Perez, Elegance with an Edge, Lake Mary, FL; Robert Nguyen, Winning Design, Oceanside, CA; and Adela Munoz, Storybook Nails, Fontana, CA.
The engineers at Dyne Technology developed a solution that it says met all three of these key criteria, enabling Wipac to treat the embellisher prior to application of a double sided adhesive tape before fixing it to the rear lighting cluster.
He was defined harshly due to this clumsy assertion, made during a March 1999 CNN interview and came to be lampooned Gore as a unbelievable embellisher taking credit for the innovation.
He prefaces this third version of the story by telling the camera that jazz guitarist Eddie Condon is its source, but that Condon is "definitely not a reliable source because he was a big embellisher himself.
I'm an extrapolator, an anatomizer, an embellisher.
Alams, who was raised by Nigerian parents in the "ghetto" of Seattle, is the apparent hustler of the two--stealthy in his interaction and quite the embellisher.