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penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
outspoken - candid; blunt
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
paucity - scarcity; dearth
glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
predecessor - former occupant of a post
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent