Word of the Day: Palpable

palpable pal-pa-ble / păl-pə-bəl   adjective 1. tangible; capable of being touched or felt The world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 1881 – 1955   2. in medicine, able to be felt by touching It’s not at all good when your cancer is ‘palpable‘ from the outside. From “Mortality” by Christopher Hitchens, 1949 – 2011   3. obvious; easily observed People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization. Agnes Repplier, 1855 – 1950