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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    what's the difference

    Hello! could you explain me the difference between the following words? (as for me they're rather simiar)
    moist, damp, wet, sopping, dripping, soggy
    sticky, clammy, gummy
    rough, rugged, knaggy
    viscous, slimy
    hard, rigid, tough
    Thanks a lot!

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    #2

    Re: what's the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Olia5 View Post
    Hello! could you explain me the difference between the following words? (as for me they're rather simiar)
    moist, damp, wet, sopping, dripping, soggy
    sticky, clammy, gummy
    rough, rugged, knaggy
    viscous, slimy
    hard, rigid, tough
    Thanks a lot!
    Have you looked up the words in several dictionaries? Try here: OneLook Dictionary Search

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    #3

    Re: what's the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Have you looked up the words in several dictionaries? Try here: OneLook Dictionary Search
    I've just learned a new (to me) word, "knaggy".

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    #4

    Re: what's the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I've just learned a new (to me) word, "knaggy".
    New to me as well.

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