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macabre
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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Definition
disturbing because of graphic and emotional association with death
  • That's macabre, I had said, and he had just shrugged it off; he saw the business of death and dying every day.
  • I didn't know if the warden had intended for us to see what was happening behind it, but we could, in macabre silhouette: the hood being placed over Shay's head, the noose being tightened against his neck, the two officers who'd secured him stepping backward.

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