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gilded

adjective uk   /ˈɡɪl.dɪd/ us  
[before noun] covered with a thin layer of gold or a substance that looks like gold: The gilded dome of the cathedral rises above the city.
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literary rich or of a higher social class: The story revolves around the gilded youth of the 1920s and their glittering lifestyles.
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