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penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
abjure - renounce upon oath
pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
replenish - fill up again
brawl - noisy quarrel