Word + Quiz: turgid

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Word + Quiz: turgid

1. ostentatiously lofty in style

2. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

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The word turgid has appeared in 12 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Sept. 27 in “Finn Wittrock of ‘Judy’ Visits His Old Juilliard Haunts” by Aaron Hicklin:

Entering the thicket of the Ramble, the sounds of the city grow distant, almost imperceptible. Mr. Wittrock watched a cardinal hop around in the undergrowth and looked for turtles in the lake, which was turgid and neon green. “I feel they keep it this color so you won’t be tempted to swim,” he said.

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