torpid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word torpid
The opposite of a TORPEDO. Also, get the negative connotation by its visual and aural similarity to "stupid."
TORPID -> STUPID people are slow and apathetic.
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