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 for swelled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swell \Swell\, v. i. [imp. Swelled; p. p. Swelled or
     Swollen; p. pr. & vb. n. Swelling.] [AS. swellan; akin to
     D. zwellen, OS. & OHG. swellan, G. schwellen, Icel. svella,
     Sw. sv[aum]lla.]
     1. To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface
        or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of
        the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a
        bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation.
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     2. To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase
        in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its
        banks; sounds swell or diminish.
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     3. To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as,
        in tempest, the ocean swells into waves.
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     4. To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride.
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              You swell at the tartan, as the bull is said to do
              at scarlet.                           --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     5. To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell.
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     6. To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling
        words; a swelling style.
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     7. To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the
        middle.
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     8. To be elated; to rise arrogantly.
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              Your equal mind yet swells not into state. --Dryden.
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     9. To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand.
        "Monarchs to behold the swelling scene!" --Shak.
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     10. To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added,
         swell to a great amount.
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     11. To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to
         strut; to look big.
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               Here he comes, swelling like a turkey cock. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  swelled
      adj 1: feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had
             a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride" [syn: big,
             swelled, vainglorious]

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