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verb as in suffocate

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verb as in burn up

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There no longer is anywhere to hide from the swelter and welter of the American id.

Well, everybody isn't away, when there are several hundred people swelter all the hot season right here in Baltimore.

The city, hot as an oven, seemed to swelter in the stifling night.

In the crowded quarters of the cities millions of natives swelter and endure with the dumb resignation of animals.

Then follows hot weather, perhaps up in the eighties, and Californians grumble, swelter and rustle for summer clothes.

But in that glare and swelter of traffic, a trained human eye could not have recognized any particular car.


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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to swelter, such as: broil, sweat, wilt, boil, fry, and perspire.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.