Look at this:
He had a steak.Or,
He had a steak, cooked medium well, seared to perfection.Which is better? Technically, the first according to all the "expert sources" that would be counted on. But I tell you, and I bet you agree, the second is a far more generous helping and paints a scene far better. That's what writing is all about. So the next time someone tells you the old "don't use adverbs or adjectives" in writing...go ahead and reach for your gun. I do. They deserve it.