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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
arid - (of land) dry; barren; unproductive
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
bilious - suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
lethal - deadly
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
ambulatory - able to walk
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise