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Black Mountains


      pl n   a mountain range running from N Monmouthshire and SE Powys (Wales) to SW Hereford and Worcester (England). Highest peak: Waun Fach, 811 m (2660 ft.)  
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1    coal-black, dark, dusky, ebony, inky, jet, murky, pitchy, raven, sable, starless, stygian, swarthy  
2      (figurative)   atrocious, depressing, dismal, distressing, doleful, foreboding, funereal, gloomy, hopeless, horrible, lugubrious, mournful, ominous, sad, sombre  
3    dingy, dirty, filthy, grimy, grubby, soiled, sooty, stained  
4    angry, furious, hostile, menacing, resentful, sullen, threatening  
5    bad, evil, iniquitous, nefarious, villainous, wicked  
6    ban, bar, blacklist, boycott  
7    in the black      in credit, in funds, solvent, without debt  
1    bright, illuminated, light, lighted, lit, moonlit, sunny  
2    cheerful, happy, warm  
3    clean, pure, white, whitish  
4    amicable, cheerful, friendly, happy, pleased, warm  
5    good, honourable, moral, pure  

black magic     
black art, diabolism, necromancy, sorcery, voodoo, witchcraft, wizardry  
black out  
1    conceal, cover, darken, eclipse, obfuscate, shade  
2    collapse, faint, flake out     (informal)   lose consciousness, pass out, swoon  
black sheep     
bad egg     (old-fashioned informal)   disgrace, dropout, ne'er-do-well, outcast, prodigal, renegade, reprobate, wastrel  
dark, ebony, inky, jet, jet-black, pitch-dark, raven, sable, unlit  

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