The words “NOVEL” and “OBVIOUS.”

Which is easier to notice, “novel” or “obvious”? novel /ˈnɒv(ə)l/ adjective interestingly new or unusual. obvious /ˈɒbvɪəs/ adjective easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent. What does it mean when something is “novel”? It means that thing is interesting, new and/or unusual. A use case example from the Oxford dictionary is: “he hit on …

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