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penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
trickster - person who cheats people
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
bastard - illegitimate child