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  <font color="#000066">Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 15, 2021 is:</font>

<strong>embellish</strong> &#8226; im-BELL-ish&nbsp; &#8226; <em>verb</em><br />
<p><em>Embellish</em> means "to make (something) more appealing or attractive with fanciful or decorative details."

// As they grew older, the children realized their grandfather embellished the stories of his travels abroad.

// The gift shop had cowboy shirts and hats embellished with beads and stitching.

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<strong>Examples:</strong><br />
<p>"Well, I've always wanted to write a children's book. This is just partly based on a story I used to tell Krishna, my daughter, when she was going to bed at night, but we just <em>embellished</em> it and <em>embellished</em> it." — Padma Lakshmi, quoted in <em>Bon Appétit</em>, 27 May 2021

<strong>Did you know?</strong><br />
<p><em>Embellish</em> is related to the French word for "beautiful," <em>bel</em>, and, traditionally, it has been used to imply beautifying an object with the addition of things unessential. That's still true; however, it is equally appealing as an adjective for making statements or stories sound more entertaining.


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