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February 16th, 2010

post-pączek torpor

tor⋅por
  /ˈtɔrpər/
noun
1. sluggish inactivity or inertia.
2. lethargic indifference; apathy.
3. a state of suspended physical powers and activities.
4. dormancy, as of a hibernating animal.

Use torpor in a Sentence

(Link to ask.com gives: "His boring lecture did nothing to alter the torpor of the students, most of whom were dozing or doodling, none of whom cared what was being discussed.")

Origin:
1600–10; < L: numbness, equiv. to torp(ēre) to be stiff or numb + -or

Synonyms:
2. stolidity, listlessness, lethargy. 4. sleepiness, slumber, drowsiness.


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Just left the grocer's, where

they were playing New Orleans tunes. I was doing a bouncy modified zydeco two-step as I drummed the off-beats, 2 & 1, on the shopping car handlebar. Some guy noticed before I did & was amused. Pretty soon the piped-in tunes switched to Louie's "Do You Know What It Means." Which is a freakin excellent song. I doubled back to Produce for carrots, all tickled.

The heavy, of the pastries & more, had lifted.

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