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penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
demolition - destruction; V. demolish
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
meditation - reflection; thought; V. meditate
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad