lugubrious

/ləˈɡ(j)uːbɹi.əs/

adj. 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 the city on the tourist distinctly lugubrious.”

“His client’s lugubrious expression tipped off the detective that something lurked beneath her optimistic words.”

segue

(A word that is often misspelled! 🙂 )

/sehg-way/ or /ˈsɛɡweɪ/

n – To move smoothly from one state or subject to another.
Synonym: transition

“I can tell she’s going to segue from our conversation about school to the topic of marriage.”

n – (music) To make a smooth transition from one theme to another.

“Beethoven’s symphonies effortlessly segue from one theme to the next.”