Asphalt

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Color DescriptorPlay
Asphalt is commonly described as black or dark grey, emphasizing its typical appearance. SlideThe newly laid asphalt was a rich, dark black under the sun.
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Temperature SensitivePlay
Asphalt can get very hot in the sun, often used to describe scorching summer surfaces. SlideWalking barefoot on the asphalt in July is unbearable.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Asphalt can metaphorically signify a beginning or path to progress, as roads often do. SlideThe newly constructed asphalt to the village paved the way to their development.