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    adumbrate

    adumbrate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word adumbrate

    Definition
    (verb) describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    Synonyms : outline , sketch
    Example Sentence
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
    Definition
    (verb) give to understand
    Synonyms : insinuate , intimate
    Example Sentence
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for adumbrate

A dumb brat can't give the details - just a sketchy outline.

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umbra means shadow, ad+umbra means to shadow the details, so the word means outline, to shadow, obscure and overshadow.

A+DUMB+REPRESENTATION=ADUMBRATION...imagine a dumb is giving you a representation...how will he do it???....represent in outline,indicate faintly...

A dumb rate is always vague.

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