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palpable
Able to be touched or felt

The tension in the room was palpable.
gravely
Seriously;solemnly

After I broke my curfew, my parents scolded me gravely.
taint
To poison or contaminate;To corrupt or affect others in a bad way
The spinach was tainted by chemicals.
tangible
able to be touched
indolently
lazily

I listened to my I-pod as I rested indolently on my bed.
opaque
solid
blocking any light from passing through

The dirt made the window opaque.
lacerated
torn, slashed

The laceration required ten stitches.
crimson
A deep purplish red
She had a crimson stain on her shirt from the cranberry sauce.
amenities
Things that bring comfort, convenience or enjoyment

We went to the hotel because of its amenities, such as shampoo and a hair dryer.
grisly

grotesque
Gruesome; disgusting or horrifying
The grisly murder scene upset even the experienced policeman.
condone
To excuse or to overlook something that is really not acceptable;
By allowing teenagers to drink alcohol at home, parents condone breaking the law.
naïve
Immature;Simple;Lacking in experience
The child naively believed that a bunny hopped around the world delivering Easter eggs.
scruples
Sense of right and wrong;Conscience
The game Scruples asks you what to do in certain situations.
blandly
Without emotion; In a dull manner;Mildly
The teacher’s bland voice put the student to sleep.
invariably
Always;Without changing;Constantly
Mrs. Whalen invariably loses her temper when someone is rude.
naive
simple, immature

The child naively believed that a rabbit could deliver Easter eggs.
futile
pointless

Sometimes I feel like studying is futile because I never get an A.
at bay
trapped and about to be captured.

The dog kept the robber at bay.