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lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

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TIM SHERWOOD'S appointment as Aston Villa boss has added plenty of spice to what might otherwise been one of the drearier FA Cup fifth-round ties.
But no one saved him as the night became drearier by the hour.
However, if summer brings some drearier days, picnics can still be on the menu...
The look grows effectively drearier as the despair of the couple's torment sets in.
Only later does he realize that his particular plight consists in having to live with the disintegration of these forms, without the possiblity of realigning them: "In[ever is he going to be his old self again" (53), yet for all that "[h]e is trapped with the same old self as before, only greyer and drearier" (53, 54).
They see the architect as a wet kind of nuisance, eternally fingering his bow-tie on the edge of real life, and the planner as one of the drearier inhabitants of a dreary local government structure.'
Hepburn would have been entirely out of her element in this darker, drearier, more depressing wartime city in which all the young men are fighting abroad, and the streets belong to old men, damaged men, foreign men and men with "old money and sour breath."
He said thought the 'weather's obviously would be drearier', his primary aim is to get back with his girl friends.
Without frosty, refreshing root beer on a hot summer day, everyone appears a little droopier and feels somewhat drearier.
Fertility rates, a strong indicator of women's health and education levels, paint an even drearier picture.
Besides the slow and spaced-out walks by models made it even drearier to watch.
Viewed historically, this building, like others designed by this firm, was a major step in the creation of that default modernism that banalized the brilliance of the Bauhaus and left New York a far drearier place.
They survive in the darker, drearier side of human rights violations--so violent it can be better described as atrocities.
The metal is cerium oxide -- or ceria -- and it is the centerpiece of a promising new technology developed by Haile and her colleagues that concentrates solar energy and uses it to efficiently convert carbon dioxide and water into fuels.Solar energy has long been touted as the solution to our energy woes, but while it is plentiful and free, it can't be bottled up and transported from sunny locations to the drearier -- but more energy-hungry -- parts of the world.
She compared old Baby with old people, and thought that animals would be drearier when they became old and were "cut off from all its world of struggle".