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somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
congenital - existing at birth
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value