Answer: real
Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin palpabilis from Latin palpare 'feel touch gently'.
Scrabble Points: 14
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The word palpable has been used in English since the 14th century. It derives from the Latin word palpare meaning "to stroke" or "to caress"—the same root that gives us the word palpitation. The Latin verb is also a linguistic ancestor of the verb feel.
Palpable definition readily or plainly seen heard perceived etc.; obvious; evident: a palpable lie; palpable absurdity. See more.
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Capable of being handled touched or felt; tangible: "Anger rushed out in a palpable wave through his arms and legs" (Herman Wouk).
Palpable : able to be perceived by a sense or by the mind. Synonyms: appreciable apprehensible detectable… Antonyms: impalpable imperce...