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 for Ornate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ornate \Or*nate"\, a. [L. ornatus, p. p. of ornare to adorn.]
     1. Elaborately adorned or decorated; beautifully sumptuous.
        "So bedecked, ornate, and gay." --Milton.
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     2. Finely finished, as a style of composition.
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              A graceful and ornate rhetoric.       --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ornate \Or*nate"\, v. t.
     To adorn; to honor. [R.]
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           They may ornate and sanctify the name of God.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with
             decorative details; "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric
             taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton [syn:
             flowery, ornate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "ornate":
     adorned, arabesque, aureate, baroque, befrilled, busy, chichi,
     colored, decorated, elaborate, elegant, embellished, embroidered,
     fancy, festooned, figurative, figured, fine, flamboyant, florid,
     flowery, frilly, fussy, gilded, high-wrought, labored, luscious,
     lush, luxuriant, luxurious, moresque, opulent, ostentatious,
     overcharged, overdone, overelaborate, overelegant, overlabored,
     overloaded, overworked, overwrought, picturesque, pretty-pretty,
     purple, resplendent, rich, rococo, sumptuous

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