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metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
belligerent - quarrelsome
flowery - full of flowers; full of ornate expressions
interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism