Word – Adumbrate
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Adumbrate – Word of the day
: represent in outline.
: foreshadow (a future event).
Latin origin. Latin verb adumbrare, which comes from “umbra,” the Latin word for “shadow” which then turned to be giving a shadowy view of something.
Verb examples – adumbrate:
1. The teacher asked John to adumbrate his aims of the project.
2. The painter chose dull colors to adumbrate the eyes of the painting.
3. The candle light adumbrated the dark walls with a yellow light.
Adjective examples – adumbrate:
1. The brochure was adumbrative of the new sales goals of the company.
2. Lisa was adumbrative of the movie in her review because she wanted everyone to watch it.
3. The defence lawyer was adumbrative of his first evidence which seemed to cause doubts.
Noun examples – adumbrate:
1. Mark’s thesis also contained an adumberation of Einstein’s ideas.
2. The critic provided an adumberation of George’s music abilities.
3. “Please take these adumberations on acid-alkaline theory. They might be of help to you”