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turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
pretext - excuse
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory