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Word of the Day 8/21/14 Palpable

Palpable (adjective)
palpable [pal-puh-buh l]


adjective
1. readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident: a palpable lie; palpable absurdity.
2. capable of being touched or felt; tangible.
3. Medicine/Medical. perceptible by palpation.

Synonyms
1. manifest, plain. 2. material, corporeal.

Antonyms
1. obscure.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin palpābilis that can be touched, equivalent to palpā (re) to stroke, touch, palpate+ -bilis -ble

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