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  1. [noun] the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    Synonyms: crestless wave

  2. [noun] a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

  3. [noun] a crescendo followed by a decrescendo

  4. [noun] a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    Synonyms: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, fashion plate, clotheshorse

  5. [verb] increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"

  6. [verb] become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
    Synonyms: puff up

  7. [verb] expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
    Synonyms: up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

  8. [verb] as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things; "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it"
    Synonyms: well up

  9. [verb] come up; "Tears well in her eyes"
    Synonyms: well

  10. [verb] cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"

  11. [adjective] very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
    Synonyms: bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, smashing


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