Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Kathy over at Bermudaonion's Weblog hosts Wondrous Words Wednesday. If you come across a word (or two) while reading that is new to you and would like to share your new knowledge, then hop over to Kathy's place and link up!

Here's what I've got this week from The Wyndham Case by Jill Paton Walsh (p. 34):

Adumbrating (form of adumbrate):

1. To give a sketchy outline of.
2. To prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow.
3. To disclose partially or guardedly.
4. To overshadow; shadow or obscure.
[from The Free Dictionary]


We must have a care; even joking about a dishonourable manoevre such as we have been adumbrating tonight, leave alone putting into practice, might deter future benefactors.


Scribacchina said...

This is one I knew! Not that one would use it everyday... but nice. I only knew meanings 1 & 2 though. Thanks!

Tea said...

Good word. Thank you.

Julie @ Read Handed said...

I like it, though it seems like it would be difficult to say on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my words are here.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, what a mouthful that word is! I'm going to try to remember it.

Buffy said...

Unlike mine, I don't think the context gives you a lot of clues on this one.