Friday, September 04, 2015

Word of the day: tumescent

The word of the day is tumescent:

  1. swelling; slightly tumid.
  2. exhibiting or affected with many ideas or emotions; teeming.
  3. pompous and pretentious, especially in the use of language; bombastic. (

"During the last months he had developed a consuming itch for command.  His signature, once modest and clear, was now grand and full, tumescent."   

 - John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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