flourishes


flourishes
flour·ish || 'flɜrɪʃ /'flʌr- n. act of waving or flourishing (i.e. a sword); pretentious display; decorative addition (especially in handwriting); period of healthy growth and development v. wave, brandish (i.e. a sword); thrive; grow and develop in a healthy manner; prosper, succeed; add decorative elements (especially to handwriting)

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