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penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
indifferent - unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
rampant - growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware