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 (tĕn′ə-brəs) also te·neb·ri·ous (tə-nĕb′rē-əs)
Dark and gloomy.

[Middle English, from Old French tenebreus, from Latin tenebrōsus, from tenebrae, darkness.]

ten′e·bros′i·ty (-brŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Adj.1.tenebrious - dark and gloomy; "a tenebrous cave"
dark - 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"
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The selection divides into four chronological sections: 1917-1939, 'The Colonial Heyday' (and here the advertisements, too, are gloriously dated); 1939-1960, 'War and Nationalism'; 1960-1975, 'The Independence Years'; and 1975-1992, 'Gathering Storms', culminating in Niyi Osundare's tenebrious poem, 'Shadows of Time: anniversary of a future remembered'.