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delicacy

noun     /ˈdelɪkəsi/
FOOD [C]
a special food, usually something rare or expensiveFood - general words
GENTLE QUALITY [U]
the quality of being soft, light, or gentleLight and weightless
EASY TO DAMAGE [U]
the quality of being easy to damage or breakFragile and breakable
NEEDING CARE [U]
the quality of needing to be treated very carefully: You need to be very tactful because of the delicacy of the situation.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
ATTRACTIVE [U]
the quality of having a thin, attractive shapeThin and fine
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