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(turgid) - adj. speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.
(alleviate) - v. to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: "to ******* one's grief"; "to ******* one's pain." 2. to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve: "to ******* one's hunger."
adj. of or pertaining to apoplexy.
(fragile / mawkish) - adj. tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental: "a ******* story of a little orphan and her lost dog."
(luminescence) - n. the property of being luminous at temperatures below incandescence, as from slow oxidation in the case of phosphorus or after exposure to light or other radiation.
(squawk) - v. to utter a loud, harsh cry; to yelp, squawk, or bawl.
(argumentative) - adj. inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative.
(inactive) - adj. (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated. 2. not in use; inactive: "My creative energies have lain ****** this year."
(marriageable) - adj. (of a young woman) suitable for marriage. 2. (of a young person, usually a woman) sexually developed and attractive: "the ****** girls in their bikinis."