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squalid
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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dirty and unpleasant; or (more rarely) immoral
  • The life of the long and busy day—spent in occupations that might so easily have taken a squalid and ugly aspect—had been made pleasant, and even lovely, by the spontaneous grace with which these homely duties seemed to bloom out of her character; so that labor, while she dealt with it, had the easy and flexible charm of play.
    Chapter 5 — May and November (81% in)

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