Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: livid

Definition: lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry


Sentences Containing 'livid'

Besides that all secret men are men soon terrified, here were surely cards enough of one black suit, to justify the holder in growing rather livid as he turned them over.
Dantes looked in fear and wonder at the livid countenance of Faria, whose eyes, already dull and sunken, were surrounded by purple circles, while his lips were white as those of a corpse, and his very hair seemed to stand on end.
At length a slight color tinged the livid cheeks, consciousness returned to the dull, open eyeballs, a faint sigh issued from the lips, and the sufferer made a feeble effort to move.
``Wild eyes, the iris of which contracts or dilates at pleasure,''said Debray;``facial angle strongly developed, magnificent forehead, livid complexion, black beard, sharp and white teeth, politeness unexceptionable.''
cried Bertuccio, whose copper complexion became livid``I go to Auteuil?''
The woman, especially, was hideous; her usual feverish tremulousness was intensified, her countenance had become livid, and her eyes resembled burning coals.
And at this moment there was a tremendous peal of thunder, while the livid lightning illumined the room, and the thunder, rolling away in the distance, seemed to withdraw unwillingly from the cursed abode.
Villefort became livid; Madame Danglars fell into a long seat placed near the chimney.
His face was livid, large drops rolled down his face, and in his fingers he held the fragments of a quill pen which he had torn to atoms.
Villefort violently unbuttoned his great coat, which seemed to strangle him, and passing his livid hand across his forehead, entered his study.
M. de Villefort a second time raised his head, looked at Benedetto as if he had been gazing at the head of Medusa, and became livid.
Five little livid spots, the marks of four fingers and a thumb, were printed upon the white wrist.
Then I stopped once more, for the crawling multitude of crabs had disappeared, and the red beach, save for its livid green liverworts and lichens, seemed lifeless.
So powerfully did the whole grim aspect of Ahab affect me, and the livid brand which streaked it, that for the first few moments I hardly noted that not a little of this overbearing grimness was owing to the barbaric white leg upon which he partly stood.
Some sprained shoulders, wrists, and ankles; livid contusions; wrenched harpoons and lances; inextricable intricacies of rope; shattered oars and planks; all these were there; but no fatal or even serious ill seemed to have befallen any one.

More Vocab Words

::: hibernal - wintry; wintery; of or like winter
::: condiments - seasonings; spices
::: finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
::: check - stop motion; curb or restrain
::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
::: lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
::: maritime - bordering on(adjacent to) the sea; nautical; of the ships or the sea; Ex. Maritime Provinces
::: titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
::: seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate