Mnemonic – A dumb rat sketches out in a vague way
Word : Adumbrate
a) to sketch out in a vague way
b) to produce a faint image or sketch
Part of Speech : Verb
Synonyms : sketch, outline
1 Let me adumbrate my plan before I go into its details.
2 The architect will first adumbrate the basic design and then consult with us.
3 By buying insurance people adumbrate the financial plan of their future.
4 One cannot adumbrate someone’s life long journey in a few sentences.
5 In order to adumbrate a workable plan to the team, it is essential for the leader to know it in detail.
1 Destiny has adumbrated my life with the colors of joy.
2 In his path breaking work Darwin adumbrated the concept of the origin of species.
1 The coach would sit with the players a day before the match adumbrating tactics and plans.
2 The book ends by briefly adumbrating the events that may take place in the sequel.
1 The goal here is not the adumbration of theory but rather the attainment of clarity in concepts.
The Three Meanings of Adumbrate
Adumbrate means to outline, sketch or give a faint image or resemblance of. Ex – adumbrate a design.
It also means to foreshadow, prefigure or to show beforehand by a figure or type. Ex – adumbrate a plan.
And finally it may mean to overshadow or obscure. Ex – His idea adumbrated mine.