deduction noun the inference of particular instances by reference to a general law or principle; a conclusion that has been deduced suspicion, reasoning The detective must uncover the murderer by deduction from facts.
hereditary adjective based on inheritance; determined by genetic factors and therefore able to be passed on from parents to their descendants bequeathed, ancestral, genetic Members of the royal aristocracy had the hereditary right to elect the king.
subtle adjective so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe; making use of clever and indirect methods to achieve something understated, acute, perceptive, cunning The pick pocket thief utilized a subtle approach to hoodwink his victims.
writhe verb make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body; respond with great emotional or physical discomfort contort, wriggle, worm She bit her lip, writhing in suppressed fury.
sinister adjective giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen wicked, threatening, villainous The sinister plan involved the murder of two innocent young women.
cunning adjective having or showing skill in achieving a goal by deceit; ingenious The cunning fox is known for its sly and clever nature. noun skill in being subtle and crafty It took cunning to pull that crime!
tangible adjective having physical existence; capable of being grasped by the mind clear, definite, real Tangible evidence indicated the suspect, including a weapon and clothing. noun a thing that is perceptible by touch