Antonyms for embellishes

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It is the influence that adorns, elevates, and embellishes existence.

We accuse him of lying if he disguises, weakens, alters or embellishes them.

It embellishes the denizen of the city, and hides the nakedness of barbarism.

New Zealand canoes are remarkable for the carving which embellishes them.

But the pseudo-Plutarch embellishes the story after his fashion.

Is it not like poetry, that embellishes every object that we contemplate?

Fairfax, who was one of the first curious Versifyers amongst us, embellishes his Lines continually with this Ornament.

Art is for all, the lowly as well as the rich, and embellishes every object, the humble as well as the most costly.

It improves herself, it embellishes her family society, it entertains her husband, it informs her children.

It is a gleam of sunshine, which embellishes for a moment the object on which it falls, and then vanishes away.