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lurid
used in Anna Karenina

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shocking, as from disturbing details of a horrible story, or a color more vivid (bright or deep) than would be expected
  • He would have talked with him, and tried to comfort him, but remembering that he had nothing but his shirt on, he changed his mind and sat down again at the open pane to bathe in the cold air and gaze at the exquisite lines of the cross, silent, but full of meaning for him, and the mounting lurid yellow star.
    Part Four (59% in)

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