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Word of the Day 11/26/15 Tumescent

Tumescent (adjective)
tumescent [too-mes-uh nt, tyoo-]


adjective
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.

Origin: 1880-85; < Latin tumēscent- (stem of tumēscēns, present participle of tumēscere to begin to swell), equivalent to tum (ēre) to swell + -ēscent- -escent

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kaige68
Nov. 26th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
HA! This just makes me giggle!

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