America needs words, installment 1: bleak

Preface: This is a new blog series, unlike anything I've done before, in which I will identify words in the English language that are underrated and/or underused in the U.S. Posts will be short and sweet, hopefully helping readers broaden, or liven up, their everyday vocabulary. bleak1 blēk adjective adjective: bleak; comparative adjective: bleaker; superlative adjective: bleakest (of …