01. The people in that region have an accent which is very [distinct] from ours.
02. The [distinction] between good art and bad art is often a question of opinion.
03. The book is divided into two [distinct] parts.
04. The dish had the [distinct] flavor of ginger.
05. She is [distinctly] different from her sister.
06. We could smell the [distinct] odor of marijuana when we entered the nightclub.
07. Samuel Johnson once said that the happiest conversation is that of which nothing is [distinctly] remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.
08. Killer whales are large, [distinctively] marked black and white dolphins, which can often be sighted off the coast of British Columbia.
09. Among spiral galaxies, we can identify three [distinct] types.
10. Japan covers four [distinct] climate zones, from the tropics of Okinawa to the snow country of the far north.
11. There are three [distinct] cultural groups in Malaysia.
12. The most important [distinction] in Malaysian society is between the Muslim Malays and the Chinese.
13. Jordan has three geographical areas, each with its [distinctive] physical features.
14. The most [distinctive] and exciting music of Jamaica is the reggae sound that first became popular in the early 1970s.
15. Irish whiskey is world famous for its quality and [distinctive] flavor.
16. The Bushmen of Angola speak a language which has [distinctive] clicking sounds in it.
17. The spider creates a variety of types of silk, each of which serves a separate, yet [distinct] function.
18. There are 200 [distinct] ethnic groups living in the African nation of Chad.
19. The figures were [indistinct] in the fog.
20. Her voice was very soft and [indistinct], so we didn't know what she had said.
21. Wind is capable of transporting enormous quantities of sand and dust which, when deposited, form many of our planet's [distinctive] landforms.
22. The center of the planet earth is believed to consist of two [distinct] parts, with a liquid outer core surrounding a solid inner core.
23. Previously [distinct] French and Italian musical styles began to merge around the beginning of the 1400s.

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