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aureate adj
1 elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech" [syn: florid, flamboyant, showy]
2 having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; "long aureate (or golden) hair"; "a gold carpet" [syn: gilded, gilt, gold, golden]

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  1. golden in color or shine
  2. characterized by inflated or pompous language

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