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— as in: a turgid speech
His German is mellifluous—but now Durrfeld, sidetracked from his righteous rage at the British and the Dutch, subsides into his previous detached self, gazing at the
Professor beneath arched eyebrows, looking remotely irritated and bored.
William Styron --
ostentatiously lofty in style
can also mean "swollen".
. . . enhancing vocabulary while reading