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swelter

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a state of nervous or irritated concern
  • the set designer spent the entire week before opening night in a swelter

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swelter

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“Swelter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swelter. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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