a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
- fashion plate
a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
- crestless wave
cause to become swollen
"The water swells the wood"
come up, as of a liquid
"Tears well in her eyes"
"the currents well up"
come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
"Strong emotions welled up"
"Smoke swelled from it"
- well up
"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
- swell up
become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
"The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
- puff up
increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
"The music swelled to a crescendo"
"he did a bully job"
"a neat sports car"
"had a great time at the party"
"you look simply smashing"
- bang up - not bad - slap up