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tumid

bulging or protuberant

tumid

[′tü·məd]
(biology)
Marked by swelling or inflation.
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But even more irritating may be the African tumidity, with which he in flated his style beyond the limits of shame, at least in those books which he wished men of learning to read.
Longinus describes three different kinds of faults of an unnamed genus in medical terms of excess and deficiency: (1) tumidity or bombast, "the most difficult to guard against," "a desire to outdo the sublime"; (2) puerility, "the complete antithesis of grandeur," "a thought that is pedantically elaborated until it tails off into frigidity"; and (3) false sentiment |parenthyrsus~, "misplaced, hollow emotionalism where emotion is not called for," or "immoderate passion where restraint is what is needed.