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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Subtle: delicate; fine; not obvious; skillful.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin subtilis (finely woven), from sub- (under) + from tela (cloth on a loom). Ultimately from the Indo-European root teks- (to weave) that is also the source of text, tissue, tectonic, architect, technology.
USAGE:"The fragrance is quite subtile."
Body scrubs; Coventry Evening Telegraph (UK); Nov 13, 2008.
"Sounds are too volatile and subtile for legal restraints; to enchain syllables, and to lash the wind, are equally the undertakings of pride."
Samuel Johnson; Preface to the English Dictionary; 1755.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. -Natalie Clifford Barney, Author (1876-1972)