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Adumbrate
To outline in a vague way: to foreshadow
Umbrage
Cover or shadow
Penumbra
Partly light area around the shadow of an eclipse
Umber
A color
Aggravate
Make worse or more severe
Augment
To increase
Exacerbate
A crisis to sharpen or heighten
Annihilate
Destroy utterly
Nihilists
Having no bases for certain knowledge
Obliterate
To destroy by rendering unrecognizable
Exterminate
To wipe out
Extirpate
Root an evil out
Eradicate
Root and evil out
Capitulate
Surrender on certain terms
Extenuate
Make less serious, diminish
Fulminate
To explode, erupt, shout violently
Instigate
Provoke, incite
Mitigate
Lessen, make milder
Assuage
Soften or reduce
Pacify
To quite and calm down
Alleviate
To relieve it
Allay
Hardship is to lessen, relieve or make less onerous
Procrastinate
To delay, put off
Propitiate
Appease, conciliate
Mollify
To appease or pacify a power on has offended
Expiate
Make amends by suffering or punishment or make reparation
Atone
Make amends by suffering or punishment or make reparation
Auspicious
Promising, favorable
Egregious
Remarkably bad, flagrant
Equivocal
Vague, ambiguous, questionable
Obscure
Understood with great difficulty
Vague
Hazy, indefinite, and unclear by its very nature
Ambiguous
Read equally well with two or three meanings
Enigmatic
Puzzles or perplexes
Cryptic
Intentionally puzzling
Expedient
Suitable, advantages but not necessarily right
Fortuitous
Occurring by chance or accident
Intrinsic
Actual, essential, or inherent
Mystical
Participating in mysterious spiritual experience or knowledge
Sacrilegious
Irreverent, blasphemous
Salubrious
Healthful, promoting health
Synthetic
Artificial, manufactured