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noun [countable]     flourish pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a confident movement made so that other people notice

    André reached for her hand and kissed it with a flourish.

  2. 2
    a curved line that you add to the top or bottom of letters when you are writing in order to make them look more attractive
  3. 3
    a short part of a speech, piece of music, game, etc. that is impressive and skillful

    He finished his round with a flourish by sinking a long putt at the 18th hole.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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