atrabilious


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atrabilious

Of a peevish or melancholy disposition.
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humor, the phlegm humor, the bilious humor and the atrabilious humor.
Has all the doom and gloom merely been the atrabilious consequence of overindulgence, or are things really as bad as we fear?
The Spanish version preserves the atrabilious tone of the original as well as its central images.
This means that what bears this body is directly linked to the past, even if the becoming of the obscure subject also immolates this past in the name of the sacrifice of the present: veterans of lost wars, failed artists, intellectuals perverted by rancour, dried up matrons, illiterate muscle-bound youths, shopkeepers ruined by Capital, desperate unemployed workers, rancid couples, bachelor informants, academicians envious of the success of poets, atrabilious professors, xenophobes of all stripes, mobsters greedy for decorations, vicious priests, and cuckolded husbands.
The atrabilious invalid who repeatedly visited the German spa at Bad Ems and fulminated there against the Jewish race and Russian radicals is the same man, it turns out, who penned Father Zosima's message of love and universal reconciliation.