Sentence: The story of this place is tormented and baroque. Barnes assembled a large and uneven treasure-house of paintings, metalwork, furniture, and plants, and then spent a lifetime (until his death in 1951) trying to perpetuate his control. (Source: nymag.com)
Meaning: Highly decorative; Referring to the Baroque period (1600-1750) in Europe and the ornate art style that developed in that period
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How To Remember?
“Baroque” should remind you of barons – members of the British nobility. Barons were aristocrats. Visualize them staying in palaces and mansions with highly decorated ceilings and walls. Remember thus!
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