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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  macabre \macabre\ (m[.a]*k[aum]"b[~e]r) adj.
     1. portraying human injury or death in a way so as to
        inspiring shock or horror; gruesome; ghastly; as, macabre
        tortures conceived by madmen. [Also spelled {macaber}.]
  
     Syn: ghastly, grisly, gruesome, lurid.


          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. Pertaining to or portraying the grim aspects of death, or
        the allegorical {dance of death}.
        [PJC]

















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