Words at Play : Simple But Intelligent Word Choices, Vol. 2

#3: Nuance 

Definition:

a very small difference in color, tone, or meaning

Words It Might Replace:

aspect, thing, detail

Example:

"...[R]esearch shows that our memory is strongest and lasts the longest when our emotions are heightened. This helps explain why we might remember every nuance of our wedding day or our valedictory speech in college." – Richard Zwolinski, Blogs.PsychCentral.com, July 11, 2011

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