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dismal
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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Definition
of terrible quality or depressing; or dark and dreary (as when bad weather blocks the sun or when it is drizzly)
  • He led me through dark, dismal corridors—corridors far more suited to an execution, I thought, than the beautiful spring day outside, with its brilliant blue sky and tufted clouds.

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