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Wednesday, October 24, 2012


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I was trying to think of a good word for this week, something Halloween-related, and finally decided on macabre [muh-kah-bruh].  Macabre is an adjective that means "gruesome, horrifying, or ghastly".  Sometimes you might see the phrase "danse macabre" in a book -- this means "dance of death".  Here are a few examples I came up with, using our word of the week in a sentence:

I prefer slightly spooky Halloween decorations
 to macabre ones.

The book was a bit too macabre for young children, 
but older horror fans will love it!

No matter how hard he tried to forget it, 
the macabre scene continued to haunt his memories.

What other ways can you think of to use the word macabre?

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