Monday, 28 December 2009


adumbrate v formal to outline broadly without details; to foreshadow vaguely. Penguin Pocket, 2004

So this is the opposite to the Back to the Future method, where there's not a single image or scrap of dialogue that does not directly feed into the tightly structured narrative? I think generally it just means imprecise foreshadowing, creating an atmosphere without being specific about the details.

Again, feel like I should already know this one.


  1. I totally thought I knew the meaning of this, but did not. In my head it meant something like "break via measuring".