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lividity

[ li-vid-i-tee ]
/ lɪˈvɪd ɪ ti /
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noun

a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise, pooling of blood due to congestion of blood vessels, strangulation, etc.: When the dead person is lying on their back, lividity will form on the buttocks, back, or backs of the legs.
a grayish or ashen appearance of the face; pallor: The traditional ghost image usually involves a certain paleness of the face—a corpselike lividity.
furious anger: When the generator they’d ordered arrived late and then failed to work, her lividity knew no bounds.
a reddish appearance of the face, as from strong emotion or embarrassment: I was on the shore with my parents, watching the sky flush scarlet with a hue like lividity rising to an angry face.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Sometimes liv·id·ness [liv-id-nis] /ˈlɪv ɪd nɪs/ .
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