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Wednesday, December 4th nuance Slightly Different Word of the Day:
Humans love distinctions, and so words that designate them are also a beloved little corner of the language. Nuance is one such word, a noun denoting a subtle difference. It came to English from French in the 18th century. Clever folks in the late 19th century decided that it was time to verb nuance (meaning: impart nuances to) and today nuanced things are all the rage — especially understanding, approaches, and performances.
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