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May 1st, 2009 - Adumbrate

ad·um·brate [ áddəm bràyt, ə dúm bràyt ] (past and past participle ad·um·brat·ed, present participle ad·um·brat·ing, 3rd person present singular ad·um·brates)

transitive verb
Definition:

1. sketchily indicate something: to give an incomplete or faint outline or indication of something

2. foreshadow something: to give a vague indication or warning of something to come

[Late 16th century. < Latin adumbrat-, past participle of adumbrare "overshadow" < umbra "shade"]

Adumbrate. Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2009 Microsoft Corporation. http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/adumbrate.html (accessed: May 1, 2009).

Example:
I had a long humorous example but it is getting late, so let me just adumbrate; Bob did something which exemplified the usage of this week's word. It was a very witty example and you all thought I was a genius!
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