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Adjective
Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
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“Andy Dufresne would come up with an elaborate plan to escape from Shawshank State Penitentiary.”
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Visually impressive or showy
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“The quirky designer's elaborate costumes were on full display during the fashion show.”
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Magnificent and splendid, suggesting abundance and great expense, and having a flavor of debauchery
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Involving the use of exaggerated or flowery writing or language
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Bold, audacious or showy in behavior or manner
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Elegant, smart, or stylish
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Created in a deliberate, rather than natural or spontaneous, way
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(of technology) In a late stage of development
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Wildly exaggerated or improbable
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Strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
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Involving the use of innovation or imagination during the process of creation
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(of a plan or piece of work) Difficult to achieve, requiring great effort or ability
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Having a strange, curious or mysterious nature
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Containing lots of news
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(elaborate on) To add more detail to something, especially of information
“He consistently demonstrates his ability perspicaciously to elaborate on a given scene, theme, or aspect of his novels or short stories.”
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(elaborate on) To explain or provide information about something (in greater detail)
“Could you elaborate on your theory about how the pyramids were built by ancient aliens?”
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To describe or express in too exaggerated terms
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To speak or write authoritatively about a topic
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To reveal or disclose (thoughts or information)
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To develop gradually
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To improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence
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To make something more complex
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To arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
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Manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation
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To devise or come up with (an idea or plan)
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To make more beautiful or attractive by adorning or decorating
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To put a coating on, especially as a final touch
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