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penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
ratify - approve formally; confirm; verify
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
impudence - impertinence; insolence
collation - a light meal; collating
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior