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penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
consequential - self-important; significant; consequent; following as a result; Ex. consequential air; CF. subsequent
corporeal - bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible
malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man