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lurid
used in The God of Small Things

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Definition
shocking, as from disturbing details of a horrible story, or a color more vivid (bright or deep) than would be expected
  • Puzzled brown eyes looked into lurid, red-veined, green ones.
    Chapter 2 (14% in)
  • On the wall behind him there was a benign, mouse-haired calendar-Jesus with lipstick and rouge, and a lurid, jeweled heart glowing through his clothes.
    Chapter 10 (75% in)
  • With laughing hands, he placed a sliver of strawberry on each bright yellow and red square of toast—making the whole thing look like a lurid snack that an old woman might serve at a bridge party.
    Chapter 13 (17% in)

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