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 for gloom
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gloom \Gloom\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gloomed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To shine or appear obscurely or imperfectly; to glimmer.
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     2. To become dark or dim; to be or appear dismal, gloomy, or
        sad; to come to the evening twilight.
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              The black gibbet glooms beside the way. --Goldsmith.
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              [This weary day] . . . at last I see it gloom.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gloom \Gloom\, v. t.
     1. To render gloomy or dark; to obscure; to darken.
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              A bow window . . . gloomed with limes. --Walpole.
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              A black yew gloomed the stagnant air. --Tennyson.
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     2. To fill with gloom; to make sad, dismal, or sullen.
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              Such a mood as that which lately gloomed
              Your fancy.                           --Tennison.
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              What sorrows gloomed that parting day. --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gloom \Gloom\ (gl[=oo]m), n. [AS. gl[=o]m twilight, from the
     root of E. glow. See Glow, and cf. Glum, Gloam.]
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     1. Partial or total darkness; thick shade; obscurity; as, the
        gloom of a forest, or of midnight.
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     2. A shady, gloomy, or dark place or grove.
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              Before a gloom of stubborn-shafted oaks. --Tennyson
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     3. Cloudiness or heaviness of mind; melancholy; aspect of
        sorrow; low spirits; dullness.
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              A sullen gloom and furious disorder prevailed by
              fits.                                 --Burke.
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     4. In gunpowder manufacture, the drying oven.
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     Syn: Darkness; dimness; obscurity; heaviness; dullness;
          depression; melancholy; dejection; sadness. See
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a state of partial or total darkness; "he struck a match to
           dispel the gloom" [syn: gloom, somberness,
      2: a feeling of melancholy apprehension [syn: gloom,
         gloominess, somberness, sombreness]
      3: an atmosphere of depression and melancholy; "gloom pervaded
         the office" [syn: gloom, gloominess, glumness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  102 Moby Thesaurus words for "gloom":
     adumbrate, becloud, bedarken, bedim, begloom, black, black out,
     blacken, blackness, bleakness, block the light, blot out, blues,
     brood, brown, cast a shadow, cloud, cloud over, cloudiness, dark,
     dark shade, darken, darken over, darkle, darkness, dejection,
     depression, desolation, despair, despondency, dim, dim out,
     dimness, dismalness, doldrums, dolor, downheartedness, dreariness,
     dullness, dumps, dusk, eclipse, encloud, encompass with shadow,
     frown, gloam, gloominess, glower, gravity, grimace, grimness,
     grow dark, grow dim, knit the brow, look black, look sullen,
     low spirits, lower, lowering, make a lip, make a moue, melancholy,
     mere shadow, misery, mope, moroseness, murk, murkiness, obfuscate,
     obnubilate, obscure, obscurity, obumbrate, occult, occultate,
     overcast, overcloud, overshadow, penumbra, pout, sadness, scowl,
     shade, shadiness, shadow, shadowiness, shadows numberless,
     silhouette, skiagram, skiagraph, solemnity, somber, somberness,
     sombrousness, sorrow, umbra, umbrage, umbrageousness, unhappiness,
     wearifulness, wearisomeness, woe

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