Definition: (adjective) Suggestive of a statue, as in proportion, grace, or dignity.
Usage: She was of majestic form and stature, her attitudes were imposing and statuesque, and her gestures and movements distinguished by a noble and stately grace.
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Definition: (verb) Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones.
Synonyms: dilute, debase, load, stretch.
Usage: Our supply of coffee was running out, so I suggested we adulterate it with ground acorns to make it last longer.
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Definition: (adjective) Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings.
Synonyms: granitic, obdurate, stony.
Usage: He maintained a hard, careless deportment, indicative of neither joy nor sorrow: if anything, it expressed a flinty gratification at a piece of difficult work successfully executed.
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Definition: (verb) To insert between other elements.
Synonyms: interpose, throw in, come in, inject, put in.
Usage: He listened thoughtfully, interjecting only the odd word.
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Definition: (adjective) Extremely painful.
Synonyms: agonizing, excruciating, harrowing.
Usage: Losing someone you love is a torturous experience.
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