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Penumbra
n. pl. pe·num·brae (-brē) or pe·num·bras
1. A partial shadow, as in an eclipse, between regions of complete shadow and complete illumination.
2. The grayish outer part of a sunspot.
3. An area in which something exists to a lesser or uncertain degree: "The First Amendment has a penumbra where privacy is protected from governmental intrusion" (Joseph A. Califano, Jr.)
4. An outlying surrounding region; a periphery: "Downtown Chicago and its penumbra also stand rejuvenated" (John McCormick).
Frangible
[fran-juh-buhl] adjective: Breakable
malign
[muh-lahyn]
–verb (used with object)
1.to speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of; slander; defame: to malign an honorable man.
–adjective
2.evil in effect; pernicious; baleful; injurious: The gloomy house had a malign influence upon her usually good mood.
3.having or showing an evil disposition; malevolent; malicious.
proselytize
[pros-uh-li-tahyz] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object), -ized, -iz·ing.
to convert or attempt to convert as a proselyte; recruit.
munificently
1. extremely liberal in giving; very generous.
2. characterized by great generosity: a munificent bequest.
insouciant
in-soo-see-uhnt
–adjective
free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant.
acidulate
–verb (used with object), -lat·ed, -lat·ing.
1.to make somewhat acid.
2.to sour; embitter.
esatz
–adjective
1.serving as a substitute; synthetic; artificial: an ersatz coffee made from grain.
–noun
2.an artificial substance or article used to replace something natural or genuine; a substitute.
cerise
–adjective, noun
moderate to deep red.