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morose (mo-ROS) adjective

Gloomy, sullen.

[From Latin morosus, peevish, equivalent to mor-, mos, will, inclination + -osus, -ose.]

"Celebrating, though, is hardly the right word for the morose Vitukhnovskaya, a peculiar mix of teenage anxieties and deconstructionalist ideas." Natalya Shulyakovskaya, Freed Poet Reflects on Time in Jail, The Moscow Times (Russia), May 14, 1998.

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Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. -Natalie Clifford Barney, Author (1876-1972)

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