November 18, 2003

Lisa: adumbrate

Today I encountered a word that was completely new to me. To commemorate this momentous occasion, I started a new category, "Word of the Day." I'm not sure why I called it that--a lack of creativity, maybe? I don't anticipate posting a new word every day, but I promise that when I DO post a word, it will be on a day.

Anyway, here's the word:


1. to foreshadow vaguely
2. a. to give a sketchy representation or outline of
b. to suggest or disclose partially
3. overshadow, obscure

(courtesy Merriam-Webster OnLine)

For the five-year-old inside all of us (everyone else has one too, right?), I would like to point out that "adumbrate" contains the word "dumb."

Posted by lisa at November 18, 2003 02:27 PM

It also contains the word ate, which is usually where my mind is. Cursed philosophy papers.

Posted by: Blake on November 23, 2003 10:32 PM
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