Word of the Week: Impasto

as in: “Anchored by a forceful, vulnerable Leonardo DiCaprio, who lays bare J. Edgar Hoover’s humanity, despite the odds and an impasto of old-coot makeup, this latest jolt from Mr. Eastwood is a look back at a man divided and at the ties that bind private bodies with public politics and policies.”

Dargis, M. (2011, Nov. 9) Finding the humanity in the F.B.I.’s feared enforcer. The New York Times, p. C1.

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