- swelling; slightly tumid.
- exhibiting or affected with many ideas or emotions; teeming.
- pompous and pretentious, especially in the use of language; bombastic. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tumescent)
"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