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Synonyms for adumbrate

to draw up a preliminary plan or version of

to make dark or darker

Synonyms for adumbrate

describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

give to understand

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While adumbrating its recurrence as partaking of the effort to preserve the poignant memories of a totalitarian past, the authors do not fail to alert to the impending petrification of Stalin's specter that has, in the course of decades, haunted Russian fiction and defined its mono-logism.
Then the artist carved definite, if barely perceptible irregular lines and curves into the me tal, adumbrating eyes and lips and the outlines of the face.
Adumbrating the control of land that represented the power and dynastic survival for which the rulers yearned, Pisanello's work must have helped to assuage seignorial doubts as to the realization of their central political objectives of military prowess, territorial gain, and dynastic legitimacy.
Both Andujar and Alvira/Cruz, though tilting slightly in different directions, portray the encounter both objectively and in vivid colors, adumbrating later debates on colonialism and what Viereck called the vertical barbarian.
He ends by adumbrating three essential concepts central for the apprehension of her hermetic texts: (1) their quasi-autobiographical and fictitious superstructure, (2) their frequent usage of the personal familial trope of the middle-class black family as a means of addressing larger social and political issues, and (3) their undeniable origins deep in the subconscious of a black female psyche seeking to reconcile itself with the many identities Kennedy refers to collectively as "her-selves.
But Rawlins's account did more than gloat over the destruction of the Muslims: Rawlinshad opened with a dedication to the Duke of Buckingham which, after adumbrating the necessary platitudes of loyalty to king and love of (Christian) God, ends rather joltingly: