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penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
incline - slope; slant; Ex. steep incline
tentative - not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
philanderer - faithless lover; flirt
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms