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    sondra is offline Member
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    the word tint and the vebs to impose and to promulgate

    Hello again,

    I wonder if the word "tints" can be replaced by the word "marks" in this sentence? Is a tint a small mark?

    Leaves with red and gold autumn tints.
    Can I say dappled leaves too, or color-dappled leaves.

    Are the verbs "to impose" and "to promulgate" synonyms?
    For example: A new law was promulgated/imposed.

    Thank you.

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    Re: the word tint and the vebs to impose and to promulgate

    1 Marks sounds more delineated to me- tints blurs and doesn't have such clear edges.

    2 Not to me- imposed suggests force/oppression of some sort.

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    Re: the word tint and the vebs to impose and to promulgate

    Also, 'dappled' refers to the light - 'dappled sunlight filtered through the leaves'. Leaves can't be dappled.

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