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 for vividness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  vivid \viv"id\ (v[i^]v"[i^]d), a. [L. vividus, from vivere to
     life; akin to vivus living. See Quick, a., and cf.
     Revive, Viand, Victuals, Vital.]
     1. True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or
        freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense;
        as, vivid colors.
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              In dazzling streaks the vivid lightnings play.
                                                    --Cowper.
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              Arts which present, with all the vivid charms of
              painting, the human face and human form divine.
                                                    --Bp. Hobart.
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     2. Forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors;
        lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination.
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              Body is a fit workhouse for sprightly, vivid
              faculties to exercise . . . themselves in. --South.
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     Syn: Clear; lucid; bright; strong; striking; lively; quick;
          sprightly; active.
          [1913 Webster] -- viv"id*ly, adv. -- viv"id*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vividness
      n 1: interest and variety and intensity; "the Puritan Period was
           lacking in color"; "the characters were delineated with
           exceptional vividness" [syn: color, colour,
           vividness]
      2: chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence
         vivid in hue [syn: saturation, chroma, intensity,
         vividness]

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