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penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
amnesia - loss of memory
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
labyrinth - maze
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs