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word or phrase to add to your army.
Now here's a fun word, whether you're into astronomy. medicine, art, or just playing out in the sun. The word is penumbra (pen-UM-bruh). An umbra is the darkest part of a shadow. The Latin prefix paene- means almost or nearly. So, if you add the Anglicized (made into English) pen- to umbra, you get penumbra or almost shadow. This is the kind of sub-shadow or soft shadow's shadow you see below:
Here's another simplified example of a penumbra.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."