torpid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word torpid
tor-pid like a tor-toise, we all know they-are-slow...
The opposite of a TORPEDO. Also, get the negative connotation by its visual and aural similarity to "stupid."
Personify a tornado, and think pid is similar to ped, or pedestrian. Though tornadoes spin at destructive speeds, they trans-locate (ped) at a slow, lethargic pace by comparison. Think: <B>pedestrian tornado</B>.
tortoise peed slowly,inactively