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[n] black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"
[n] (chess or checkers) the darker pieces
[n] the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
[n] a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
[n] popular child actress of the 1930's (born 1927)
[n] British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
[n] total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"
[adj] marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"
[adj] of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
[adj] extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the celler"
[adj] being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; "black leather jackets"; "as black as coal"; "rich black soil"
[adj] (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury"
[adj] soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"
[adj] dressed in black; "a black knight"; "black friars"
[adj] (of coffee) without cream or sugar
[adj] (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"
[adj] stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy
[adj] (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
[adj] offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"
[adj] distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
[adj] (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda"
[adj] harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
[v] make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"


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