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Torpor and Tirade

Difficult Words : Torpor and Tirade

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Tirade (TYE rade) n: prolonged, bitter speech

The Principal launched into a tirade against imitation cheese on the school lunch menu.

Torpor (TAWR pur) n: sluggishness, inactivity, apathy

After consuming the guinea pig, the boa constrictor fell into a state of contented torpor that lasted several days.

The math teacher tried to reduce the torpor of his students by setting off a few firecrackers on his desk, but the students scarcely blinked.

To be in a state of torpor is to be torpid.

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