Brighten and Shadow


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Brighten verb – To become glad or hopeful.
Shadow is an antonym for brighten in light up topic.
Nearby Words: bright, brightness, brightly, brightening
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Shadow verb – To make dark, dim, or indistinct.
Usage example: thickening clouds shadowed the countryside

Brighten is an antonym for shadow in topics: make dark, follow secretly.
Nearby Words: shade, shady, shadowy, shadowed, shadowing
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place brighten place shadow place
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Shadow or Brighten. 2016. Accessed November 30, 2020.

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