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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
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
jaunt - trip; short journey
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy