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Wordly Wise Bk 8 #11

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augment
to increase in size, amount, or degree
benign
kind; gracious; gentle. Favorable; not threatening
connoisseur
a person with extenisive knowledge, especially of the fine arts; a person of refined taste
discern
to detect with the eyes. To understand or comprehend. To recognize as seperate or different
embellish
to make beautiful by adding decorative elements. to add fictitious details to
execute
to carry out; to perform. to create, as a work of art. to put to death as a legal penalty.
exemplify
to illustrate by being an example of
grotesque
so distorted or strange as to appear bizare or comical
hallowed
greatly respected; holy; sacred
impersonate
to assume the character or appearance of. to mimic
malevolent
showing ill will or hatered; producing harm or evil
ornate
heavily elaborately decorated
pastoral
having to do with shepherds and herders. relating to country life, and often presented as charmingly simple
precarious
not safe or secure; dangerously uncertain
renown
fame; honor.