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subtle

 [sut´'l]
1. very fine, as a subtle powder.
2. very acute, as a subtle pain.

subtle

[sut′əl]
Etymology: L, subtilis
1 having a low intensity.
2 not severe and having no serious sequelae, such as a mild infection or inflammation.

subtle,

adj having a low intensity; not severe and having no serious sequelae.

subtle

1. very fine, as a subtle powder.
2. very acute, as a subtle pain.
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After we lost the League to Leeds in 1992 we just needed someone things down because it was a team of great energy and drive about it but maybe not the subtleness to change the face of the game.
It has the tang of a salsa but with a more laid-book fruitiness, which has the spice you need for a marinade but the subtleness of a sauce.
The subtleness that harassment can take and how readily someone's actions can be misinterpreted are important for everyone to understand.
Subtleness among these guys--the KGB, FSB, SVR, GRU crowd--is not always a highly coveted trait.
It requires adroitness of mind, a theological subtleness, and an altogether unreasonable approach to history, for any Anglican clergyman to call himself a priest in the Catholic sense, or to proclaim that he "reserves the Blessed Sacrament.
Diagnosis of TPP at the initial encounter is often delayed and confused with more familiar causes of hypokalemia and lower-extremity paralysis, partially because of the subtleness of the thyrotoxicosis and partially because of unawareness about this disorder (3).
My objections to this material are not religiously nor politically based but are instead based on my sense of decency, tastefulness and on perhaps the appreciation of subtleness and finesse, none of which were apparent in either performance.
In this subtleness lies the State Park system's greatest gift--the remarkable access to the state's abundance.
Considering the embossed metalized surface, the halftone areas are well produced and the subtleness of the bands in the background look good.
The subtleness of this prejudice and corresponding discrimination was articulated by Valerie: "I don't know how to stress the subtlety of it and the obviousness of it at the same time.
Fortunately, for the prestige Japanese marque, it's been well worth the wait, in terms of subtleness and performance.