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::: embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
::: acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point
::: consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
::: platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
::: penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
::: pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
::: doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums