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shadowy

adjective uk   /ˈʃæd.əʊ.i/  us   /-oʊ-/
dark and full of shadows: She was startled by a sudden movement in the shadowy hallway. used to refer to someone or something about which little is known: The English king, Arthur, is a somewhat shadowy figure who may not have even existed. They are members of some shadowy extremist group.
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