The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Embellish \Em*bel"lish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embellished; p.
pr. & vb. n. Embellishing.] [OE. embelisen, embelisshen, F.
embellir; pref. em- (L. in) + bel, beau, beautiful. See
To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to
adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with
shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or
style with metaphors.
Syn: To adorn; beautify; deck; bedeck; decorate; garnish;
enrich; ornament; illustrate. See Adorn.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "embellished":
adorned, advanced, affected, ameliorated, apocryphal, artificial,
assumed, bastard, beaded, beautified, bedecked, bedizened,
befrilled, bejeweled, beribboned, bespangled, bettered, bogus,
brummagem, civilized, colorable, colored, converted, counterfeit,
counterfeited, cultivated, cultured, decked out, decorated,
developed, distorted, dressed up, dummy, educated, embroidered,
enhanced, enriched, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, falsified,
fancy, feathered, feigned, festooned, fictitious, fictive,
figurative, figured, florid, flowered, flowery, garbled, garnished,
illegitimate, imitation, improved, jeweled, junky, lush, luxuriant,
make-believe, man-made, mock, ornamented, ornate, overcharged,
overloaded, perfected, perverted, phony, pinchbeck, plumed,
polished, pretended, pseudo, purple, put-on, quasi, queer, refined,
reformed, self-styled, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called,
soi-disant, spangled, spangly, spurious, studded, supposititious,
synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, transfigured, transformed,
tricked out, trimmed, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural,
unreal, warped, wreathed