As an adjective lugubrious
is gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree.
As a verb imbued is
gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree.
- The poor lighting and sparse maintenance, plus the rarefied traffic on its wide boulevards, made the effect of Pyongyang on the tourist distinctly lugubrious .
- His client's lugubrious expression tipped off the detective that something lurked beneath her optimistic words.
(transitive): To wet or stain an object completely with some physical quality.
In general, to act in a way which results in an object becoming completely permeated or impregnated by some quality.
- The shirt was imbued with his scent.
- The entire text is imbued with the sense of melancholy and hopelessness.
* Imbue takes meaning from the word imbibe, which means "to absorb or to be filled with".