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

  Dark \Dark\ (d[aum]rk), a. [OE. dark, derk, deork, AS. dearc,
     deorc; cf. Gael. & Ir. dorch, dorcha, dark, black, dusky.]
     1. Destitute, or partially destitute, of light; not
        receiving, reflecting, or radiating light; wholly or
        partially black, or of some deep shade of color; not
        light-colored; as, a dark room; a dark day; dark cloth;
        dark paint; a dark complexion.
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              O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon,
              Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse
              Without all hope of day!              --Milton.
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              In the dark and silent grave.         --Sir W.
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     2. Not clear to the understanding; not easily seen through;
        obscure; mysterious; hidden.
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              The dark problems of existence.       --Shairp.
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              What may seem dark at the first, will afterward be
              found more plain.                     --Hooker.
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              What's your dark meaning, mouse, of this light word?
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     3. Destitute of knowledge and culture; in moral or
        intellectual darkness; unrefined; ignorant.
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              The age wherein he lived was dark, but he
              Could not want light who taught the world to see.
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              The tenth century used to be reckoned by medi[ae]val
              historians as the darkest part of this intellectual
              night.                                --Hallam.
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     4. Evincing black or foul traits of character; vile; wicked;
        atrocious; as, a dark villain; a dark deed.
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              Left him at large to his own dark designs. --Milton.
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     5. Foreboding evil; gloomy; jealous; suspicious.
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              More dark and dark our woes.          --Shak.
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              A deep melancholy took possesion of him, and gave a
              dark tinge to all his views of human nature.
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              There is, in every true woman-s heart, a spark of
              heavenly fire, which beams and blazes in the dark
              hour of adversity.                    --W. Irving.
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     6. Deprived of sight; blind. [Obs.]
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              He was, I think, at this time quite dark, and so had
              been for some years.                  --Evelyn.
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     Note: Dark is sometimes used to qualify another adjective;
           as, dark blue, dark green, and sometimes it forms the
           first part of a compound; as, dark-haired, dark-eyed,
           dark-colored, dark-seated, dark-working.
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     A dark horse, in racing or politics, a horse or a candidate
        whose chances of success are not known, and whose
        capabilities have not been made the subject of general
        comment or of wagers. [Colloq.]
     Dark house, Dark room, a house or room in which madmen
        were confined. [Obs.] --Shak.
     Dark lantern. See Lantern. -- The
     Dark Ages, a period of stagnation and obscurity in
        literature and art, lasting, according to Hallam, nearly
        1000 years, from about 500 to about 1500 A. D.. See
        Middle Ages, under Middle.
     The Dark and Bloody Ground, a phrase applied to the State
        of Kentucky, and said to be the significance of its name,
        in allusion to the frequent wars that were waged there
        between Indians.
     The dark day, a day (May 19, 1780) when a remarkable and
        unexplained darkness extended over all New England.
     To keep dark, to reveal nothing. [Low]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dark \Dark\ (d[aum]rk), n.
     1. Absence of light; darkness; obscurity; a place where there
        is little or no light.
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              Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out.
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     2. The condition of ignorance; gloom; secrecy.
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              Look, what you do, you do it still i' th' dark.
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              Till we perceive by our own understandings, we are
              as much in the dark, and as void of knowledge, as
              before.                               --Locke.
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     3. (Fine Arts) A dark shade or dark passage in a painting,
        engraving, or the like; as, the light and darks are well
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              The lights may serve for a repose to the darks, and
              the darks to the lights.              --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dark \Dark\, v. t.
     To darken; to obscure. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed
             or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark
             shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat" [ant:
      2: (used of color) having a dark hue; "dark green"; "dark
         glasses"; "dark colors like wine red or navy blue" [ant:
         light, light-colored]
      3: brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); "dark eyes"
      4: 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 [syn: black, dark,
      5: secret; "keep it dark"
      6: showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the
         proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless
         shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable
         manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"-
         Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd" [syn: dark,
         dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine,
         sour, sullen]
      7: lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; "this
         benighted country"; "benighted ages of barbarism and
         superstition"; "the dark ages"; "a dark age in the history of
         education" [syn: benighted, dark]
      8: marked by difficulty of style or expression; "much that was
         dark is now quite clear to me"; "those who do not appreciate
         Kafka's work say his style is obscure" [syn: dark,
      9: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
         "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter
         landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November";
         "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue,
         dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim,
         sorry, drab, drear, dreary]
      10: having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association
          for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned
          peoples" [syn: colored, coloured, dark, dark-
          skinned, non-white]
      11: not giving performances; closed; "the theater is dark on
      n 1: absence of light or illumination [syn: dark, darkness]
           [ant: light, lighting]
      2: absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of
         darkness" [syn: iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark]
      3: an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness" [syn:
         darkness, dark, shadow]
      4: the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark
         outside [syn: night, nighttime, dark] [ant: day,
         daylight, daytime]
      5: an unenlightened state; "he was in the dark concerning their
         intentions"; "his lectures dispelled the darkness" [syn:
         dark, darkness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  454 Moby Thesaurus words for "dark":
     Egyptian darkness, Erebus, Gothicism, Stygian, ableptical,
     abominable, abstruse, adiaphanous, age of ignorance, amaurotic,
     amoral, amorphous, amorphousness, apocalyptic, arcane, arrant,
     atramentous, atrocious, bad, baleful, baneful, barbarism, base,
     beamless, beetle-browed, benighted, benightedness, benightment,
     bereft of light, black, black as coal, black as ebony,
     black as ink, black as midnight, black as night, black-browed,
     black-skinned, blackish, blackness, blamable, blameworthy, bleak,
     blear, bleared, bleary, blind, blurred, blurry, bodeful, boding,
     brown, brunet, cabalistic, caliginous, castellatus, censored,
     cheerless, cirrose, cirrous, classified, clear as mud, close,
     closed, closemouthed, cloud-flecked, clouded, cloudy, coal-black,
     coaly, color-blind, colored, complicated, concealed, confused,
     conscienceless, corrupt, corrupted, criminal, crooked, cryptic,
     cumuliform, cumulous, damnable, dark age, dark as night,
     dark as pitch, dark-colored, dark-complexioned, dark-skinned,
     darkish, darkling, darkness, darkness visible, darksome,
     dead of night, deep, deep black, dejected, devilish, devious, dim,
     dim-sighted, dire, dirty, discreet, disgraceful, dishonest,
     dishonorable, dismal, doleful, doomful, doubtful, dour, drab,
     drear, drearisome, dreary, dubious, dull, dumpish, dun, dusk,
     dusky, ebon, ebony, eclipsed, enigmatic, esoteric, evasive, evil,
     evil-starred, execrable, eyeless, faint, fateful, feeble,
     felonious, filmy, fishy, flagitious, flagrant, fog, fogginess,
     foggy, foreboding, foul, fraudulent, frowning, funebrial, funereal,
     fuzziness, fuzzy, gloom, gloominess, gloomy, glowering, glum,
     grave, gray, grim, grum, grumly, half-seen, half-visible, hazy,
     heathenism, heavy, heinous, hellish, hemeralopic, hermetic, hidden,
     hush-hush, ignorance, ignorant, ill, ill-boding, ill-defined,
     ill-fated, ill-got, ill-gotten, ill-lighted, ill-lit, ill-omened,
     ill-starred, immoral, impenetrable, impervious to light, improper,
     in darkness, in the dark, inauspicious, incomprehensible,
     inconspicuous, indefinite, indeterminate, indeterminateness,
     indirect, indistinct, indistinctness, indistinguishable, infamous,
     iniquitous, ink-black, inky, insidious, intense darkness,
     intransparent, intricate, jetty, joyless, knavish, knotty, latent,
     lenticularis, lightlessness, low, low-profile, lowering, mammatus,
     melancholy, melanian, melanic, melanistic, melano, melanotic,
     melanous, menacing, merely glimpsed, midnight, mind-blind, mist,
     mistiness, misty, monstrous, moodish, moody, moonlessness, mopey,
     moping, mopish, morose, mournful, muddy, mumbo jumbo, mumpish,
     murk, murkiness, murky, mysterious, mystic, mystical,
     mystification, mystifying, naughty, nebulous, nefarious, night,
     night-black, night-clad, night-cloaked, night-dark,
     night-enshrouded, night-filled, night-mantled, night-veiled,
     nightfall, nigrescent, nigrous, nimbose, not kosher, nubilous,
     nyctalopic, obfuscated, obfuscation, obscurantism, obscuration,
     obscure, obscure darkness, obscured, obscurity, occult, occulted,
     of evil portent, ominous, opacity, opaque, out of focus, overcast,
     overclouded, paganism, pale, peccant, perplexity, pessimistic,
     pitch-black, pitch-dark, pitch-darkness, pitchy, pitchy darkness,
     portending, profound, puzzling, questionable, rank, raven,
     raven-black, rayless, recondite, reprehensible, reprobate,
     restricted, roiled, roily, rotten, sable, sad, satanic, saturnine,
     savagery, scandalous, scowling, secret, secretive, semivisible,
     shadowy, shady, shameful, shameless, shapeless, shapelessness,
     shifty, sightless, sinful, sinister, slippery, sloe, sloe-black,
     sloe-colored, smothered, sober, solemn, somber, sombrous,
     sorrowful, spiritually blind, squally, stark blind, starless,
     starlessness, stifled, stone-blind, stormy, stratiform, stratous,
     subfusc, sulky, sullen, sunless, sunlessness, suntanned,
     suppressed, surly, suspicious, swart, swarth, swarthiness, swarthy,
     tar-black, tarry, tenebrious, tenebrose, tenebrosity, tenebrous,
     tenebrousness, the palpable obscure, threatening, thunderheaded,
     top secret, total darkness, transcendent, tricky, triste, turbid,
     ulterior, unbreatheable, uncertain, unclarity, unclear,
     unclearness, uncommunicative, unconscienced, unconscientious,
     unconscionable, undefined, under security, under wraps, underhand,
     underhanded, undiscerning, undisclosable, undisclosed,
     undivulgable, undivulged, unenlightened, unenlightenment,
     unethical, unfathomable, unfavorable, unforgivable, unfortunate,
     unilluminated, unlighted, unlit, unlucky, unobserving,
     unpardonable, unperceiving, unplain, unplainness, unprincipled,
     unpromising, unpropitious, unrecognizable, unrevealable,
     unrevealed, unsavory, unscrupulous, unseeing, unspeakable,
     unspoken, unstraightforward, untellable, untold, untoward,
     unutterable, unuttered, unwhisperable, unworthy, vague, vagueness,
     velvet darkness, vicious, vile, villainous, visionless, weak,
     weariful, wearisome, weary, wicked, without remorse, without shame,

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