Shrink, grow, full and empty

turgid
(adj)
TUR-jid
Meaning

1. swollen

1st Sample Sentence

1. The area around the wound was still turgid and red.

2nd Meaning

2. (of writing) full of long, difficult words; not smooth, simple, and easy to understand

2nd Sample Sentence

2. He has a turgid and ugly prose style.

Root

turgere (swell) (Latin)

Mnemonics

TURGID= (TURBID and TURGID river). If there is extreme turbidity in the river, then the river must a turgid river (swollen), because it washes away the mud from the bank.

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