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Word: penumbra

Definition: partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow

More Vocab Words

::: negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
::: labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
::: serenity - calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
::: profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
::: pedigree - ancestry; lineage
::: ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
::: boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
::: rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
::: polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
::: conundrum - riddle; difficult problem