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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