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::: subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
::: coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
::: historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
::: animosity - active enmity
::: protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
::: robust - strong; vigorous
::: perturb - disturb greatly
::: outcast - one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.