Neither makes any sense. What was the author thinking? 1. swollen and distended; congested 2. (of style or language) pompous and high-flown; bombastic 1. not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like; clouded; opaque; obscured: the turbid waters near the waterfall. 2. thick or dense, as smoke or clouds. 3. confused; muddled; disturbed. Unless it's a pun poking fun at the pompous language of the sentence itself.
5/30/14 at 1:46pm