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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]
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Arriving like a fresh gust of wind off the Jersey Shore during a largely torpid summer, "Blinded by the Light" goes one better than the jukebox musicals that have played like barely warmed-over nostalgia buffets and gives the audience something to chew on.
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Calling them 'torpid', he warned of a reshuffle in 2020 if he finds that top officials of those institutions do not react to 'false allegations'.
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But Japanese inflation still weak and the economy torpid, the Bank of Japan embarked on a bond-buying spree Friday to lower yields on its benchmark 10-year notes, which had followed global rates higher Thursday.
It is depressing to hear torpid arguments against voting and to see the numbers not registered at a time when Wales and the rest of the UK face change that will affect us all as EU and global alliances shift.
The darting fliers cease temperature regulation and go truly torpid at night.