Lighten and Shadow


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Lighten verb – To become glad or hopeful.
Shadow is an antonym for lighten.
Nearby Words: light, lightly, lightness, lighter, lightening
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Shadow verb – To make dark, dim, or indistinct.
Usage example: thickening clouds shadowed the countryside

Lighten is an antonym for shadow in topics: make dark, follow secretly.
Nearby Words: shade, shady, shadowy, shadowed, shadowing
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Common collocations

weapon lighten weapon shadow weapon
darker lighten darker shadow darker
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Shadow and Lighten. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 23, from
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Shadow or Lighten. 2016. Accessed May 23, 2022.

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