Tuesday, 20 March 2012

word of the day:part twenty-one | turgid


tur·gid [ˈtɜːdʒɪd]

1. Excessively ornate or complex in style or language; grandiloquent: turgid prose.
2. Swollen or distended, as from a fluid; bloated: a turgid bladder; turgid veins.
3. (of style or language) pompous and high-flown; bombastic

[Latin turgidus, from turgre, to be swollen.]

tur·gidi·ty, turgid·ness | n.
turgid·ly | adv.

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