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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: 1. Gloomy. 2. Ill-tempered.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin atra bilis (black bile), translation of Greek melankholia.
USAGE:"A couple of nights ago on BBC Two they scheduled an amusing programme, called Grumpy Old Women at Christmas, in which a lot of atrabilious female semi celebs of a certain age moaned about the festive season."
Jane Shilling; Not a Card Sent or a Bauble Hung; The Times (London, UK); Dec 23, 2004.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. -Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher (1788-1860)