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BLACK

1. [n] black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); "the widow wore black"

2. [n] (board games) the darker pieces

3. [n] the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

4. [n] a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)

5. [n] popular child actress of the 1930''s (born 1927)

6. [n] British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)

7. [n] total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"

8. [v] make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"

9. [s] marked by anger or resentment or hostility; "black looks"; "black words"

10. [a] 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.

11. [s] extremely dark; "a black moonless night"; "through the pitch-black woods"; "it was pitch-dark in the celler"

12. [a] 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"

13. [s] (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; "a face black with fury"

14. [s] soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour"

15. [s] dressed in black; "a black knight"; "black friars"

16. [s] (of coffee) without cream or sugar

17. [s] (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 fata

18. [s] 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 sc

19. [s] (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

20. [s] 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"

21. [s] distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"

22. [s] (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; "black propaganda"

23. [s] harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"

similar words

1. [a] angry

2. [s] African-American

3. [s] Afro-American

4. [s] colored

5. [s] coloured

6. [s] dark

7. [s] dark-skinned

8. [s] negro

9. [s] negroid

10. [a] dark

11. [a] colored

12. [a] coloured

13. [a] colorful

14. [a] dirty

15. [a] soiled

16. [a] unclean

17. [a] clothed

18. [a] clad

19. [a] undiluted

20. [a] unfortunate

21. [a] evil

22. [a] wicked

23. [a] dishonorable

24. [a] dishonourable

25. [a] hopeless

26. [a] illegal

27. [a] covert

28. [a] sarcastic

opposite words

1. [n] white

2. [n] white

3. [n] whiteness

4. [v] whiten

5. [v] white

6. [a] white

7. [a] caucasian

8. [a] white

9. [a] achromatic

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