word of the day :: turgid

turgid:

[tur-jid]

–adjective

1. swollen; distended; tumid.

2. inflated, overblown, or pompous; bombastic: turgid language.

Origin: 1660-70; < L turgidus, equiv. to turg ( ēre ) to swell + -idus -id4

“‘It is true that the rivers went nosing like swine,

tugging at banks, until they seemed

Bland belly-sounds in somnolent troughs,

That the air was heavy with the breath of these swine,

The breath of turgid summer, and

Heavy with thunder’s rattapallax.

* Definition from www.dictionary.com

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Creative freelancer living, working, and playing in the Pacific Northwest.
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