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Oct 4, 2007
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Miscellaneous words

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deleterious
oligarchy
moliminous
lugubrious
multeity
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misology

lugubrious (lu-GOO-bree-uhs) adjective

Mournful, dismal, especially in an exaggerated or affected manner.

[From Latin lugere (to mourn).]

See more usage examples of lugubrious in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Although the program notes characterize the piece as dark and lugubrious, it's actually rather playful and matter-of-fact, a reflection of Russian acceptance of life's inequalities and perils."
Roy C. Dicks; Russian Reality (dance review); The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina); Jun 16, 2007.

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We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. -Roy Amara, engineer, futurist (b. 1925)

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