One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her tumid belly’
swollen, distended, tumescent, engorged, tumefied, enlarged, bloated, bulging, protuberant, bulbous
puffy, puffed up
oedematose, oedematous, dropsical, turgescent, ventricose
bombastic, pompous, turgid, overblown, overripe, inflated, high-flown, affected, pretentious, grandiose, florid, flowery, ornate, magniloquent, grandiloquent, rhetorical, oratorical, orotund
laboured, strained, stilted
informal highfalutin, purple, windy
euphuistic, fustian, sesquipedalian, Ossianic
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