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  • s  ostentatiously lofty in style
    tumid political prose
  • s  abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    puffy tumid flesh
  • s  of sexual organs; stiff and rigid

  • In the last 20 years, Lebrun has moved from drawings and wash paintings as direct and simple as those of the Renaissance to increasingly tumid and tormented shapes that at times .
  • The sex scenes in Body Heat are humid and tumid enough, but they are there to serve the symmetry of Kasdan's visual and narrative design.
  • Written in that vein, Love and Death in the American Novel is a tumid, quasi-psychoanalytic study in which Critic Fiedler tries to strip American literature down to a heavily .

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