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nuance
a delicate degree or slight difference
There was a nuance of cinnamon in the dessert, but she could barely detect it.
obdurate
hardened in heart or feelings; stubborn
The general was obdurate in battle; he never gave up.
strident
loud and grating
The strident siren gave her a headache.
stolid
dull; heavy; unemotional
The stolid history teacher lectured on and on even though most of his students were asleep.
steadfast
firmly fixed; non-changing
She was steadfast in her decision to quit.
spurious
illegitimate; not genuine; fake
We need at least to separate the real issue from the spurious one.
soporific
causing sleep
Monday morning's soporific classes put me right to sleep.
sedentary
not moving; seated
Emily is a real couch-potato; she is always sedentary.
savory
Appetizing to the taste or smell; Piquant, pungent, or salty to the taste; not sweet
The savory stew was perfect on a cold winter day.
spurn
to reject contemptuously; to scorn
Robert was sad when Rebecca spurned him.
stupefy
To stun with helplessness; to make numb or stupid
I am sure when Alice sees her high test score it will stupefy her, because she didn't study.
torpor
A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility; extreme sluggishness; stupor
Dan had no energy after the race and just sat in a deep torpor.
swagger
to swing the body proudly or boastfully when walking
You could tell by Bill's swagger that he had won the match.
tantamount
amounting to or equal to
His statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt.
tenacity
persistent determination
Mandy is always tenacious in a fight, so you will never win.