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subtlety

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skill in achieving one's ends through indirect, subtle, or underhanded means
  • we appreciated the subtlety with which our host indicated that it was time to leave: he volunteered to pack us a little lunch for the road

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“Subtlety.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/subtlety. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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