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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
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
certitude - certainty