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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr., intr.: To make smarter; to spruce up; to decorate.
From earlier tidivate, perhaps from tidy + elevate. The word titillate is from Latin titillare (to tickle).
"[Karen Kilimnik's] journey has been marked by theatricality -- such as
putting small, roughly painted pictures in a Venetian palazzo titivated
with flowers and feathers."
See more usage examples of titivate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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