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::: truncate - cut the top off; shorten
::: rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
::: incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
::: obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
::: anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
::: loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
::: glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
::: ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
::: attenuate - make thin; weaken
::: quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil