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penumbra

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  1. 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 Synonyms of penumbra dusk, shade, shadiness, shadow, umbraWords Related to penumbra blackness, dimness, duskiness, gloom, gloominess, murkiness, obscurity, semidarkness, somberness; cloudinessNear Antonyms of penumbra brightness, brilliance, effulgence, illumination, incandescence, light, lightness, lucidity, lucidness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, radiance, radiancy

  2. 2 something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth a penumbra of despair fell over the doomed city Synonyms of penumbra blanket, cope, cover, covering, coverture, cover-up, curtain, hood, mantle, mask, pall, cloak, robe, shroud, veil, wrapsWords Related to penumbra blind, concealer, screen, shield; fig leaf, Potemkin village, Trojan horse; camouflage, disguise, facade (also façade), face, mask, veneer; gloss, varnish


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