[loo r-id] /ˈlʊər ɪd/
gruesome; horrible; revolting:
the lurid details of an accident.
glaringly vivid or sensational; shocking:
the lurid tales of pulp magazines.
terrible in intensity, fierce passion, or unrestraint:
lighted or shining with an unnatural, fiery glow; wildly or garishly red:
a lurid sunset.
wan, pallid, or ghastly in hue; livid.
vivid in shocking detail; sensational
horrible in savagery or violence
pallid in colour; wan
glowing with an unnatural glare
1650s, “pale,” from Latin luridus “pale yellow, ghastly,” of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Greek khloros (see Chloe). Meaning “glowing in the darkness” is from 1727. The figurative sense of “sensational” is first attested 1850. Related: Luridly.
/ˈlʊərɪ/ noun 1. Alison. born 1926, US novelist. Her novels include Imaginary Friends (1967), The War Between the Tates (1974), Foreign Affairs (1985), and The Last Resort (1998)
[loo r] /lʊər/ noun 1. anything that attracts, entices, or allures. 2. the power of attracting or enticing. 3. a decoy; live or especially artificial bait used in fishing or trapping. 4. Falconry. a feathered decoy for attracting a hawk, swung at the end of a long line and sometimes baited with raw meat. 5. […]
[loo r-uh-stahn, -stan] /ˌlʊər əˈstɑn, -ˈstæn/ noun 1. a mountainous region in W Iran.
[lurk] /lɜrk/ verb (used without object) 1. to lie or wait in concealment, as a person in ambush; remain in or around a place secretly or furtively. 2. to go furtively; slink; steal. 3. to exist unperceived or unsuspected. 4. Chiefly Computers. to read or observe an ongoing discussion without participating in it, as on […]