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- vivid:  Vivid was acquired from Latin vīvidus ‘full of life, lively’. This was derived from vīvere ‘live’, which in turn went back to the Indo- European base *gwei-, source also of English biology, quick, and zoo. To the same immediate word-family belong convivial , revive , survive , victuals, viper, vital, vitamin, vivacious , and vivisection .
=> biology, convivial, quick, revive, survive, victuals, viper, vital, vitamin, vivacious, vivisection, zoo
- vivid (adj.)
- 1630s, from French vivide and perhaps also directly from Latin vividus "spirited, animated, lively, full of life," from vivus "alive," from PIE *gweie- (1) "to live" (see bio-). Extension to colors is from 1660s. Sense of "strong, distinct" (as of memories, etc.) is from 1680s; that of "very active or intense" (as of imagination, interest, etc.) is from 1853. Related: Vividly; vividness.
- 1. Overcooked greens are my most vivid recollection of school dinners.
- 2. He relied on translucent enamels to produce vivid, glowing pictures.
- 3. Vivid red and pink geraniums cascade over my balcony.
- 4. Pat has vivid recol-lections of the trip.
- 5. I had a vivid dream about my old school.
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