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1. lurid – adj. very vivid in color, especially to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect

a) 8/28/08 NY times- Sukiyaki Western Django” is a lurid pastiche of spaghetti westerns.

b) The lurid contents of Updike’s “Rabbit Redux” has lost its shock effect on modern readers. Nevertheless, the book still packs punch for the more conservative among us

2. pastiche – n. an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period

a) 8/28/08 NY times- Sukiyaki Western Django” is a lurid pastiche of spaghetti westerns.

b) I suppose one could call T.S. Elliot’s epochal “Wasteland” a pastiche of ancient myths, legends, and literary references.

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