Acheronian

adjective
dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades
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in the depths of an Acheronian forest

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"upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue"-Wordsworth

Syn: ↑Acherontic, ↑Stygian
Similar to: ↑dark
Derivationally related forms: ↑Acheron

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\\|akə|rōnēən, -nyən\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Acheron, river in Hades (from Latin, from Greek Acherōn) + English -ian
: dark and gloomy : dismal

in the depths of an Acheronian forest


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