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penumbra

noun

Definition of PENUMBRA

1
partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays <the lunar eclipse began with a subtle darkening of the lunar surface as it passed within the Earth's penumbra>
2
something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth <a penumbra of despair fell over the doomed city>

March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
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