vivid
adjective Etymology: Latin vividus, from vivere to live — more at quick Date: 1634 1. of a color very strong ; very high in chroma 2. having the appearance of vigorous life or freshness ; lively <
a vivid sketch
>
3. producing a strong or clear impression on the senses ; sharp, intense; specifically producing distinct mental images <
a vivid description
>
4. acting clearly and vigorously <
a vivid imagination
>
Synonyms: see graphicvividly adverbvividness noun

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