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hymeneal

  • noun a wedding hymn
  • adjective of or relating to a wedding or marriage
    • hymeneal rites

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frontal

  • noun an adornment worn on the forehead
    frontlet.
  • noun a drapery that covers the front of an altar

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brazen

  • verb face with defiance or impudence
    • brazen it out
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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dossal

  • noun an ornamental hanging of rich fabric hung behind the altar of a church or at the sides of a chancel
    dossel.

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sacrificial

  • adjective used in or connected with a sacrifice
    • sacrificial lamb

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antependium

(Eccl.) The hangings or screen in front of the altar; an altar cloth; the frontal. Smollett.

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matutinal

  • adjective pertaining to or occurring in the morning
    • took his matutinal walk

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retable

(Eccl.) A shelf behind the altar, for display of lights, vases of wlowers, etc.

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birchen

  • adjective satellite consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree
    birken; birch.

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reredos

  • noun a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
    altarpiece.

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piccolomini

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dower

  • noun money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
    portion; dowery; dowry.
  • noun a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband

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candlelit

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cruet

  • noun bottle that holds wine or oil or vinegar for the table
    crewet.

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brazen

  • verb face with defiance or impudence
    • brazen it out
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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sanctify

  • verb render holy by means of religious rites
    bless; consecrate; hallow.
  • verb make pure or free from sin or guilt
    purge; purify.
    • he left the monastery purified

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sacrificial

  • adjective used in or connected with a sacrifice
    • sacrificial lamb

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cloth

  • noun artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    textile; material; fabric.
    • the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent
    • woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC
    • she measured off enough material for a dress

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pergamum

  • noun an ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey; the technique of preparing sheepskins as parchment was developed here

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ciborium

(Arch.) A canopy usually standing free and supported on four columns, covering the high altar, or, very rarely, a secondary altar.

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druidical

Pertaining to, or resembling, the Druids.

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baldachin

  • noun ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)

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caracol

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triptych

  • noun art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)

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makeshift

  • noun something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
    stopgap; make-do.
  • adjective satellite done or made using whatever is available
    jury-rigged; improvised.
    • crossed the river on improvised bridges
    • the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear
    • the rock served as a makeshift hammer

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linen

  • noun a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
  • noun a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish
    linen paper.

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churrigueresque

  • adjective satellite having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
    baroque; churrigueresco.
    • the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells

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mensa

  • noun a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere and containing part of the Large Magellanic Cloud

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wiccan

  • noun a believer in Wicca
    witch.
  • adjective of or relating to Wicca

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candlestick

  • noun a holder with sockets for candles
    candle holder.

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candle

  • noun stick of wax with a wick in the middle
    wax light; taper.
  • noun the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
    candela; standard candle; cd.

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cruet

  • noun bottle that holds wine or oil or vinegar for the table
    crewet.

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unhallowed

  • adjective not hallowed or consecrated
    unholy.
  • verb remove the consecration from a person or an object
    deconsecrate; unhallow; desecrate.

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rails

  • noun a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
    track; runway; rail.
  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    rail; railing.

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mithraic

  • adjective of or relating to Mithraism or its god
    mithraistic.

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bread

  • noun food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
    breadstuff; staff of life.
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly.

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canopied

  • adjective satellite covered with or as with a canopy
    • a canopied bed
    • streets canopied by stately trees
  • verb cover with a canopy
    canopy.

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hanging

  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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embroider

  • verb decorate with needlework
    broider.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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triptych

  • noun art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)

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freestanding

  • adjective satellite standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
    separate.
    • a freestanding bell tower
    • a house with a separate garage

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guild

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    club; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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incense

  • noun a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
  • noun the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned
    • incense filled the room

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enshrine

  • verb enclose in a shrine
    shrine.
    • the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral
  • verb hold sacred
    saint.

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votive

  • adjective satellite dedicated in fulfillment of a vow
    • votive prayers

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candle

  • noun stick of wax with a wick in the middle
    wax light; taper.
  • noun the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
    candela; standard candle; cd.

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reliquary

  • noun a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)

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railing

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    rail.
  • noun material for making rails or rails collectively

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desecrated

  • adjective treated with contempt
    • many desecrated shrines and cemeteries
  • verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
    outrage; desecrate; violate; profane.
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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funerary

  • adjective of or for or relating to a funeral
    • funerary urn

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profaned

  • adjective satellite treated irreverently or sacrilegiously
    violated.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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horned

  • adjective having a horn or horns or hornlike parts or horns of a particular kind
    • horned viper
    • great horned owl
    • the unicorn--a mythical horned beast
    • long-horned cattle
  • verb stab or pierce with a horn or tusk
    tusk; horn.
    • the rhino horned the explorer

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server

  • noun a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
    waiter.
  • noun (court games) the player who serves to start a point

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santeria

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railing

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    rail.
  • noun material for making rails or rails collectively

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portable

  • noun a small light typewriter; usually with a case in which it can be carried
  • adjective easily or conveniently transported
    • a portable television set

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frontal

  • noun an adornment worn on the forehead
    frontlet.
  • noun a drapery that covers the front of an altar

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unconsecrated

  • adjective satellite not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
    profane; unsanctified.

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whereon

On which; -- used relatively; as, the earth whereon we live.
O fair foundation laid whereon to build. Milton.

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improvised

  • adjective satellite done or made using whatever is available
    jury-rigged; makeshift.
    • crossed the river on improvised bridges
    • the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear
    • the rock served as a makeshift hammer
  • verb perform without preparation
    improvise; ad-lib; extemporize; improvize; extemporise.
    • he extemporized a speech at the wedding

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apsis

  • noun a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
    apse.

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incurved

  • adjective satellite bent into or having an inward curve
    incurvate.

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apse

  • noun a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
    apsis.

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bloodstained

  • adjective satellite covered with blood
    gory.
    • a bloodstained shirt
    • a gory dagger

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maggiore

(Mus.) Greater, in respect to scales, intervals, etc., when used in opposition to minor; major. Moore (Encyc. of Music).

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garland

  • noun United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
    Judy Garland.
  • noun a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas)

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missal

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year

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cubical

  • adjective satellite shaped like a cube
    cube-shaped; cuboidal; cuboid; cubelike; cubiform.

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dedication

  • noun complete and wholehearted fidelity
  • noun a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

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unhewn

  • adjective satellite (of stone especially) not given a finished form by or as if by hewing
    • a house of unhewn grey stone roughly cemented together

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furnishing

  • noun (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
    trappings.
  • noun (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable

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antonine

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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thou

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thousand; grand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.

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predella

The step, or raised secondary part, of an altar; a superaltar; hence, in Italian painting, a band or frieze of several pictures running along the front of a superaltar, or forming a border or frame at the foot of an altarpiece.

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shinto

One of the two great systems of religious belief in Japan. Its essence is ancestor worship, and sacrifice to dead heroes. Written also Sintu, and Sintuism.

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dedicated

  • adjective devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose
    • a dedicated dancer
    • dedicated teachers
    • dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal"- A.Lincoln
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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alabaster

  • noun a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
  • noun a hard compact kind of calcite
    oriental alabaster; onyx marble; Mexican onyx.

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decoration

  • noun something used to beautify
    ornament; ornamentation.
  • noun an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    laurel wreath; palm; medallion; medal; ribbon.

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ancestral

  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    patrimonial; transmissible; hereditary.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition
  • adjective of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor

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crucifix

  • noun representation of the cross on which Jesus died
    rood-tree; rood.
  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally

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guild

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    club; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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ornate

  • adjective satellite marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
    flowery.
    • a flowery speech
    • ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton

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covering

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
    cover; natural covering.
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover
  • noun an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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ghent

  • noun port city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center; famous for cloth industry
    Gent; Gand.

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cloth

  • noun artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    textile; material; fabric.
    • the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent
    • woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC
    • she measured off enough material for a dress

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adornment

  • noun a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
  • noun the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting

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baroque

  • noun elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
    baroqueness.
  • noun the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
    Baroque era; Baroque period.

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bedeck

  • verb decorate
    bedight; deck.
    • deck the halls with holly

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voodoo

  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; hoodoo; fetich; fetish.
  • noun (Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities

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tomb

  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    grave.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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chantry

  • noun an endowment for the singing of Masses
  • noun a chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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marble

  • noun a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
  • noun a small ball of glass that is used in various games

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swear

  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; blaspheme.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; swan; assert; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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nuptial

  • adjective of or relating to a wedding
    spousal; bridal.
    • bridal procession
    • nuptial day
    • spousal rites
    • wedding cake
    • marriage vows

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canopy

  • noun the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
  • noun the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air

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embroider

  • verb decorate with needlework
    broider.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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druid

One of an order of priests which in ancient times existed among certain branches of the Celtic race, especially among the Gauls and Britons. ✍ The Druids superintended the affairs of religion and morality, and exercised judicial functions. They practiced divination and magic, and sacrificed human victims as a part of their worship. They consisted of three classes; the bards, the vates or prophets, and the Druids proper, or priests. Their most sacred rites were performed in the depths of oak forests or of caves.

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dais

  • noun a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
    soapbox; stump; podium; ambo; pulpit; rostrum.

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gilded

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilt; gold; golden.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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symbolize

  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    symbolise.
    • The poet symbolizes love in this poem
    • These painters believed that artists should symbolize

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jeweled

  • adjective satellite covered with beads or jewels or sequins
    gemmed; spangled; beady; jewelled; sequined; spangly.
  • verb adorn or decorate with precious stones
    jewel; bejewel.
    • jeweled dresses

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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flaming

  • noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    fire; flame.
    • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  • verb shine with a sudden light
    flare; flame.
    • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

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vestment

  • noun gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy

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idolatrous

  • adjective relating to or practicing idolatry
    • idolatrous worship
  • adjective satellite blindly or excessively devoted or adoring

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atone

  • verb make amends for
    aby; expiate; abye.
    • expiate one's sins
  • verb turn away from sin or do penitence
    repent.

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embroider

  • verb decorate with needlework
    broider.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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surmounted

  • adjective having something on top
    • columns surmounted by statues
  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; overcome; surmount.
    • He overcame his shyness

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transept

  • noun structure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church; crosses the nave at right angles

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pagan

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; gentile.
  • noun a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

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canopy

  • noun the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
  • noun the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air

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