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    adumbrate, adj.

    The passions, no greater than candle flames, flickered in Time’s yawn, for Gormenghast, huge and adumbrate, out-crumbles all.

    Behind him the long, adumbrate Hall of the Bright Carvings glimmered beneath the suspended chandeliers.

    (M. Peake; Titus Groan)

    Is it an adjective here? None of my dictionaries lists it as such.

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    Re: adumbrate, adj.

    Mervyn Peake invented a lot of words in his writing. However, a very quick Google search for the word found many hits, like this one.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: adumbrate, adj.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Mervyn Peake invented a lot of words in his writing. However, a very quick Google search for the word found many hits, like this one.
    Thank you emsr2d2.

    Although it doesn't list 'adumbrate' as an adjective either.

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