definition 1: to twist out of shape; deform the appearance or functioning of.
example: The uneven surface of the mirror distorted his reflection.
example: Having the volume too loud distorts the sound.
definition 2: to falsify or misrepresent.
example: The actor felt the newspaper article distorted what he had said in the interview.
example: Exaggerating is often harmless, but it does distort the truth.
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definition: being beyond a sufficient amount; excessive.
example: This paragraph is superfluous and could easily be eliminated.
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definition: understood or known only by a few persons who have special training, access, or interests.
example: He wrote a book on the esoteric topic of how to grow ornamental onions.
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definition: to make more bearable; ease.
example: A good nurse alleviates suffering.
example: The medication will alleviate the pain, but it will not eliminate it.
definition: to become liable for or bring upon oneself (usually some unwanted or harmful consequence).
example: The duchess incurred an enormous gambling debt.
example: The teenager incurred his parents’ anger by telling them an outrageous lie.
example: If you give false information, you could incur a fine or an even stiffer penalty.