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torpid

 [tor´pid]
not acting with normal vigor and facility.

tor·pid

(tōr'pid),
Inactive; sluggish.
Synonym(s): torpent (1)
[L. torpidus, fr. torpeo, to be sluggish]

tor·pid

(tōr'pid)
Inactive; sluggish.
[L. torpidus, fr. torpeo, to be sluggish]

torpid

sluggish/inactive

torpid

not acting with normal vigor and accuracy.
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Young and even middle-aged Italian academics and curators, many of whom are in professional exile in the UK or America, often complain about their country's constipated job market and the sometimes torpid attitude of those veterans who seemingly hold jobs for life.
For the 547th time, I'm not going to retrace the torpid sidesteps of late last season, but so far those made this summer have hardly been more thrilling.
The bats were found lying apparently dead in a condition known as torpid, which is somewhat akin to hibernation in that the animal is in a deep state of rest.
The UB student section, perhaps torpid from the month-long Christmas break, contained not a single heckler dressed as a National Guardsman.
During his visit, Hollande was generous in his praise of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to reignite growth in the torpid Japanese economy, a policy dubbed "Abenomics", which he said Friday was "good for Europe".
And a lifetime of torpid superannuation to favoured nationals.
If Mr Obama survives it will be because of his likeability, not his job approval ratings; and because the financial crisis he inherited was so extreme that he still escapes much of the blame for its torpid aftermath.
He makes a convincing argument, obliterating earlier arguments by historians that Eisenhower's was a dull, torpid presidency marked by mediocrity and go-along-to-get-along policy.
The torpid performance of the US economy is likely to dominate the forthcoming presidential election.
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As Raul has promised not to burden Cuba with immediate and crippling changes due to the maleficent effects on a nation unprepared for such shock therapy," said COHA, "the transition time for adopting the reforms will likely turn out to be more torpid than electrifying.
Not surprisingly, a furious Scholes gave his side a tongue-lashing of seismic proportions at half-time which finally seemed to stir the team from their torpid state, and they finally got on the board after 48 minutes with a pushover try, Walker getting the touchdown, Smith adding the conversion.