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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Turbid, Turgid

Turbid means "muddy," or "unclear," literally and figuratively. Both a river and a poem may properly be called turbid.

Turgid means "swollen," literally and figuratively. One may suffer physically from a turgid limb, or mentally from a turgid (i.e., pompous and bombastic) speech.

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