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vivid

[ viv-id ]
/ ˈvɪv ɪd /
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adjective

strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc.: a vivid green.
full of life; lively; animated: a vivid personality.
presenting the appearance, freshness, spirit, etc., of life; realistic: a vivid account.
strong, distinct, or clearly perceptible: a vivid recollection.
forming distinct and striking mental images: a vivid imagination.

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Origin of vivid

First recorded in 1630–40; from Latin vīvidus “lively,” equivalent to vīv(ere) “to live” + -idus adjective suffix; see vital, -id4
3. See picturesque.
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British Dictionary definitions for vivid

vivid
/ (ˈvɪvɪd) /

adjective

vividly, adverbvividness, noun
C17: from Latin vīvidus animated, from vīvere to live
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