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April 26, 2008
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Friday, 25th April 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Tumid



( Adjective )



Pronunciation : too-mid


Definition:



1. describes a body part or organ that is swollen

2. ostentatiously lofty in style

3. filled up with or as if with something insubstantial


Etymology:


Mid-16th century - Latin tumidus - tumere - swell


Synonyms:


flatulent, inflated, overblown, tumescent, turgid, windy,


Antonyms:


deflated



Contextual Examples:


With all his tumid boasts, he's like the sword-fish, who only wears his weapon in his mouth.

So high as heaved the tumid hills, so low Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep, Capacious bed of waters.


Related Words:


tumidity : Noun

tumidly : Adverb

tumidness : Noun




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