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turgid

[′tər·jəd]
(medicine)
Swollen and congested.
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His tempo-control in Jupiter was well-achieved, the liveliness of the outer sections bringing the turgidness of the maundering central melody into bathetic contrast.
(My favorite of these was found in Streete's reference to a "split between scared and secular" [69].) Worst of all is the turgidness. Rarely does this author break free from the standard tired and unilluminating terms of the post-structuralist cognoscenti.
There is a saying in rugby that matches are always won and lost up front.Well, that certainly wasn't the case on Saturday when the Welsh front five performed superbly, only to see their splendid work wasted by the turgidness of our midfield.