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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
kinetic - producing motion; of motion
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help