Word + Quiz: palpable

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Word + Quiz: palpable

1. capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

2. can be felt by palpation

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The word palpable has appeared in 324 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 5 in “Maduro Speaks to Troops, Trying to Discredit Guaidó’s Call for Mutiny” by Ana Vanessa Herrero and Rick Gladstone:

Mr. Guaidó followed the failed uprising with a national rally Wednesday. Tens of thousands participated but the crowds fell short of Mr. Guaidó’s goal of holding “the biggest march in history.”

The rally in Caracas quickly turned into a familiar pattern of violence between the armed forces and groups of antigovernment youths, raising doubts among many Venezuelans about the opposition’s prospects for unseating Mr. Maduro.

By Thursday, there was a palpable sense of frustration with the opposition’s strategy on the streets of Caracas, people in the capital said.

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