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v.
1. to give a sketchy outline
2. to foreshadow indistinctly
adumbrate
v.
1. to speak derogatively of someone's character or reputation; to defame; to disparage
denigrate
v.
1. to make clear or plain; to clarify
elucidate
adj.
1. shining; luminous
2. permitting light to pass through; translucent
lucent
adj.
1. clearly expressed; easy to understand
2. logical; rational; sane
lucid
n.
1. an object, such as the sun or moon, that gives light
2. a preson who is outstanding in a particular field
luminary
n.
1. light emitted by means other than burning, such as chemical or biochemical action or radiation
luminescence
v.
1. to assemble people, esp. troops, for a specific pupose
2. to gather; to summon [often used with up]
muster
n.
1. the art of predicting events by allegedly communicating with the dead
2. black magic; witchcraft; sorcery
necromancy
n.
1. a cover for a coffin or tomb
2. a coffin esp one with a body in it
3. anything that covers, darkens, obscures, or makes gloomy

v.
1. to become dull, tiresome, lifeless
pall
v.
1. to make a sitaution, especially an offense, seem less serious; to make excuses for something or someone
2. to make less severe; to alleviate
palliate
adj.
1. deficient in color; having an abnormally pale complexion
2. lacking color, vitality, or interest; dull
pallid
adj.
very clear, thus allowing a maximum of light to pass through; transparent; translucent
2. very clear in meaning or style
pellucid
v
1. to speak in protest or disapproval [often used with with or against]
remonstrate
n
1. extreme offense; resentment [usually with take]
umbrage