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hebetude

 [heb´ĕ-to̳d]
mental dullness; apathy.

mo·ri·a

(mō'rē-ă),
1. Rarely used term denoting foolishness or dullness of comprehension. Synonym(s): hebetude
2. Rarely used term for a mental state marked by frivolity, joviality, an inveterate tendency to jest, and inability to take anything seriously.
[G. mōria, folly, fr. mōros, stupid, dull]

hebetude

/heb·e·tude/ (heb´ĕ-tldbomacd) dullness; apathy.

hebetude

[heb′ito̅o̅d′]
Etymology: L, hebeo, to be blunt
a state of dullness or lethargy, characteristic of some forms of schizophrenia.

hebetude

An obsolete term for mental dullness (mental retardation).
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This hebetude is an alteration of the personality caused by brain damage.
One should never underestimate the professionally grown hebetude of academic writing, but it is so spectacular in Calvet's case that one can't help correlating the vacancy of his enterprise - its lack of center, its compensatory filler, its inability to know or say what it wants to do - to the act of evacuation with which he seems to have begun it.
But staying put, slumped in an agnosticism about sentience itself, suspecting that our cable box is just another bad-faith credit card enabling us to multiply our opportunities for disappointment, we are ambushed in our hebetude.