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Shelter; protection:
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  1. Shelter; protection:
  2. A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
  3. A dark area, as of a very short growth of beard
Dense fog.
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  1. Dense fog.
  2. Darkness; gloom
  3. Darkness, or a dark or gloomy environment.
The state of being dim, poorly illuminated, almost dark.
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  1. The state of being dim, poorly illuminated, almost dark.
Night; nightfall:
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  1. Night; nightfall:
  2. Absence of light.
  3. A dark color or shade
A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune:
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  1. A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune:
  2. A cause of sorrow; affliction; trouble
  3. Sorrow or grief; misery.
(Uncountable) The state or emotion of being sad.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or emotion of being sad.
  2. (Countable) An event in one's life that causes sadness.
(Econ.) A period or condition marked by slackening of business activity, widespread unemployment, falling prices and wages, etc.
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  1. (Econ.) A period or condition marked by slackening of business activity, widespread unemployment, falling prices and wages, etc.
  2. A mood disorder characterized by an inability to experience pleasure, difficulty in concentrating, disturbance of sleep and appetite, and feelings of sadness, guilt, and helplessness.
  3. A reduction in physiological vigor or activity:
Evacuation of the intestinal tract; defecation.
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  1. Evacuation of the intestinal tract; defecation.
  2. The state of being dejected; low spirits.
  3. Lowness of spirits; depression
The condition of having, or the disorder supposed to result from having, too much black bile
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  1. The condition of having, or the disorder supposed to result from having, too much black bile
  2. (Obs.) Black bile: in medieval times considered to be one of the four humors of the body, to come from the spleen or kidneys, and to cause gloominess, irritability, or depression
  3. Sadness or depression of the spirits; gloom.
Extreme, persistent sadness or hopelessness; depression. No longer in clinical use.
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  1. Extreme, persistent sadness or hopelessness; depression. No longer in clinical use.
  2. (Old-fashioned) depression
The quality of being uninteresting.
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  1. The quality of being uninteresting.
  2. The lack of visual brilliance.
  3. The quality of being slow to understand things.
Depression of spirits from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejection.
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  1. Depression of spirits from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejection.
  2. A feeling of depression or disheartenment.
A condition of great wretchedness or suffering because of pain, sorrow, poverty, etc.; distress
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  1. A condition of great wretchedness or suffering because of pain, sorrow, poverty, etc.; distress
  2. The state of suffering and want as a result of physical circumstances or extreme poverty.
  3. A cause of such suffering; pain, sorrow, poverty, squalor, etc.
Mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, or misfortune, or an instance of this:
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  1. Mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, or misfortune, or an instance of this:
  2. A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune:
  3. The outward expression of such suffering; mourning; lamentation
The rate of incidence of a disease.
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  1. The rate of incidence of a disease.
  2. State, quality, or instance of being morbid
  3. The rate of disease or proportion of diseased persons in a given locality, nation, etc.
A severe psychiatric condition, often associated with schizophrenia, characterized by a tendency to remain in a rigid state of stupor for long periods which give way to short periods of extreme agitation
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  1. A severe psychiatric condition, often associated with schizophrenia, characterized by a tendency to remain in a rigid state of stupor for long periods which give way to short periods of extreme agitation
  2. A psychological condition marked by severe decreases or increases of movement. It is variously characterized by stupor, stereotypy, mutism, catalepsy, agitation, and extreme flexibility or rigidity of the limbs and is most often associated with schizophrenia.
(R.C.Ch.) One of the seven traditional sorrows in the life of the Virgin Mary
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  1. (R.C.Ch.) One of the seven traditional sorrows in the life of the Virgin Mary
  2. Sorrow; grief.
A vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness, as early in an illness
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  1. A vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness, as early in an illness
  2. Any vague feeling of uneasiness, often, specif., one that is pervasive in a community
  3. A general sense of depression or unease:
Something that vexes; cause of annoyance or distress
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  1. Something that vexes; cause of annoyance or distress
  2. A source of irritation or annoyance:
  3. The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
The doctrine or belief that the evil in life outweighs the good
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  1. The doctrine or belief that the evil in life outweighs the good
  2. A tendency to stress the negative or unfavorable or to take the gloomiest possible view:
  3. The doctrine or belief that this is the worst of all possible worlds and that all things ultimately tend toward evil.
An evil omen; a portent.
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  1. An evil omen; a portent.
  2. A sense of impending evil or misfortune.
  3. A prediction, portent, or presentiment, esp. of something bad or harmful
The state or characteristic of being cheerless
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  1. The state or characteristic of being cheerless
Something that causes fatigue or tedium
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  1. Something that causes fatigue or tedium
  2. A lack of interest or excitement
  3. Exhaustion, fatigue or tiredness
The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
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  1. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
  2. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
  3. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
Doubt, distrust, or apprehension:
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  1. Doubt, distrust, or apprehension:
  2. A feeling of misgiving:
  3. A disturbed feeling of fear, doubt, apprehension, etc.
The act of distraining another’s property. See also distrain. The act of distraining another’s property. See also distrain.
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  1. The act of distraining another’s property. See also distrain. The act of distraining another’s property. See also distrain.
  2. Physical deterioration, as of a highway, caused by hard use over time:
  3. Bodily dysfunction or discomfort caused by disease or injury:
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
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  1. Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
  2. A condition of pain, suffering, or distress:
A person or thing causing despair
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  1. A person or thing causing despair
  2. Loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency.
  3. One despaired of or causing despair:
The state of being oppressed:
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  1. The state of being oppressed:
  2. The action of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power:
  3. A feeling of being weighed down, as with worries or problems; physical or mental distress
Great suffering, as from worry, grief, or pain; agony
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  1. Great suffering, as from worry, grief, or pain; agony
  2. Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.
(--- Informal) Criticism or rude talk:
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  1. (--- Informal) Criticism or rude talk:
  2. A source or cause of deep mental anguish:
  3. A cause or the subject of such suffering
(Informal) Intense nervous depression or anxiety. Often used with the.
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  1. (Informal) Intense nervous depression or anxiety. Often used with the.
  2. A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
  3. An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear.
Black clothes, drapery, etc. worn or displayed as a conventional sign of grief for the dead
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  1. Black clothes, drapery, etc. worn or displayed as a conventional sign of grief for the dead
  2. The period during which a death is mourned.
  3. The actions or feelings of one who mourns; specif., the expression of grief at someone's death
Death or decay of living tissue; gangrene.
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  1. Death or decay of living tissue; gangrene.
  2. A feeling of shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
  3. Discipline of the body and the appetites by self-denial or self-inflicted privation, especially when undertaken for religious reasons.
A feeling of embarrassment or distress because one has failed or been disappointed
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  1. A feeling of embarrassment or distress because one has failed or been disappointed
  2. A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event:
Something that discourages; a deterrent.
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  1. Something that discourages; a deterrent.
  2. The condition of being discouraged.
  3. The fact, state, or feeling of being discouraged
(Uncountable) The state of being disconsolate; gloom.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being disconsolate; gloom.
Nervous depression
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The form of jazz and popular music that evolved from this
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  1. The form of jazz and popular music that evolved from this
  2. A style of music that evolved from southern African-American secular songs and is usually distinguished by a strong 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and sevenths, a 12-bar structure, and lyrics in a three-line stanza in which the second line repeats the first:
  3. A state of depression or melancholy. Often used with the.
Evacuation of the intestinal tract; defecation.
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  1. Evacuation of the intestinal tract; defecation.
  2. The state of being dejected; low spirits.
  3. Lowness of spirits; depression
A lowering in amount, degree, or position:
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  1. A lowering in amount, degree, or position:
  2. A mood disorder characterized by persistent sadness or inability to experience pleasure combined with other symptoms including poor concentration, indecisiveness, sleep problems, changes in appetite, and feelings of guilt, helplessness, and hopelessness.
  3. A reduction in physiological vigor or activity:
Despondency.
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  1. Despondency.
  2. The state of being downcast or despondent.
Depression of spirits from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejection.
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  1. Depression of spirits from loss of hope, confidence, or courage; dejection.
  2. A feeling of depression or disheartenment.
Equatorial ocean regions noted for dead calms and light fluctuating breezes
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  1. Equatorial ocean regions noted for dead calms and light fluctuating breezes
  2. A period of depression or unhappy listlessness.
  3. A region of the globe found over the oceans near the equator in the intertropical convergence zone and having weather characterized variously by calm air, light winds, or squalls and thunderstorms. Hurricanes originate in this region.
The characteristic of being doleful; sadness.
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  1. The characteristic of being doleful; sadness.
The characteristic of being downhearted; sadness.
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Plural form of dump
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  1. Plural form of dump
  2. A gloomy, melancholy state of mind; depression. Often used with the :
(Psychol.) A generalized feeling of ill-being; esp., an abnormal feeling of anxiety, discontent, physical discomfort, etc.
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  1. (Psychol.) A generalized feeling of ill-being; esp., an abnormal feeling of anxiety, discontent, physical discomfort, etc.
  2. A state of feeling unwell or unhappy; a feeling of emotional and mental discomfort and suffering from restlessness, malaise, depression or anxiety.
A state of severe depression.
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  1. A state of severe depression.
  2. A form of rhythm and blues originating in the 1970s in which highly syncopated polyrhythms are combined with a prominent, jerky bass line, minimal harmonic structure, and declamatory vocalizing
  3. A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bassline.
The emotion of being glum.
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  1. The emotion of being glum.
The condition of having, or the disorder supposed to result from having, too much black bile
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  1. The condition of having, or the disorder supposed to result from having, too much black bile
  2. (Obs.) Black bile: in medieval times considered to be one of the four humors of the body, to come from the spleen or kidneys, and to cause gloominess, irritability, or depression
  3. Sadness or depression of the spirits; gloom.
Low spirits
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  1. Low spirits
  2. A person given to gloomy or dejected moods.
  3. Low spirits; the blues. Often used with the.
The property of being mournful.
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(Uncountable) The state or emotion of being sad.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or emotion of being sad.
  2. (Countable) An event in one's life that causes sadness.
The feeling of not being happy
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  1. The feeling of not being happy
(Usually passive) cover or surround with clouds
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  1. (Usually passive) cover or surround with clouds
  2. To darken with or as if with clouds; obscure:
  3. To cloud over; darken
To make (the eyes or the vision) dim; darken or obscure
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  1. To make (the eyes or the vision) dim; darken or obscure
To cause confusion in; muddle.
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  1. To cause confusion in; muddle.
  2. To cover or obscure with or as if with fog.
  3. To envelop in fog.
To make blurred or dim, especially the eyes.
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  1. To make blurred or dim, especially the eyes.
  2. To blur; dim.
  3. To dim (the eyes) with tears, mucus, etc.
To become visually indistinct:
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  1. To become visually indistinct:
  2. To smear, stain or smudge.
  3. To become intellectually indistinguishable:
To become cloudy or overcast:
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  1. To become cloudy or overcast:
  2. To cover or obscure with clouds:
  3. To darken; obscure; threaten
To turn (headlights) down by switching from high to low beam
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  1. To turn (headlights) down by switching from high to low beam
  2. To make seem dim, as by comparison
  3. To grow dim
To make or become dull.
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  1. To make or become dull.
To make seem less brilliant, famous, etc. by being even more so; overshadow; outshine; surpass
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  1. To make seem less brilliant, famous, etc. by being even more so; overshadow; outshine; surpass
  2. To obscure; darken.
  3. The partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another. An eclipse of the Sun or Moon occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned. &diamf3; In a solar eclipse the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth. During a total solar eclipse the disk of the Moon fully covers that of the Sun, and only the Sun's corona is visible. &diamf3; An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest in its orbit from the Earth so that its disk does not fully cover that of the Sun, and part of the Sun's photosphere is visible as a ring around the Moon. &diamf3; In a lunar eclipse all or a part of the Moon's disk enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow and is no longer illuminated by the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur only during a full moon, when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun.
A dense layer of cloud lying close to the surface of the ground or water and reducing visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 mi). Fog occurs when the air temperature becomes identical, or nearly identical, to the dew point.
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  1. A dense layer of cloud lying close to the surface of the ground or water and reducing visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 mi). Fog occurs when the air temperature becomes identical, or nearly identical, to the dew point.
  2. To obscure or dim (a photographic image).
  3. To blur; dim; obscure
Alternative form of MST (to mock a work by inserting annotations)
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  1. Alternative form of MST (to mock a work by inserting annotations)
  2. A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the Earth. Mist reduces visibility to not less than 1 km (0.62 mi).
  3. To conceal or veil with or as if with mist.
To render indistinct or dim; darken:
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  1. To render indistinct or dim; darken:
  2. To muddle; confuse; bewilder
  3. To cloud over; obscure; make dark or unclear
To diminish the stature of; overshadow or detract from:
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  1. To diminish the stature of; overshadow or detract from:
  2. To make difficult to discern mentally or understand:
  3. (Linguistics) To reduce (a vowel) to the neutral sound represented by schwa (ə).
To become cloudy or gloomy.
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  1. To become cloudy or gloomy.
  2. (Sewing) To sew over (an edge) with long, loose stitches so as to prevent raveling
  3. To cast beyond (the intended point) with a fishing rod.
To be, by comparison, more significant or important than
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  1. To be, by comparison, more significant or important than
  2. To darken; obscure
  3. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
To throw a shadow upon
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  1. To throw a shadow upon
  2. To cast a shadow on; darken or shade:
  3. (Archaic) To shelter from light or heat
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