MEANING: noun: A state marked by apathy, lethargy, and inactivity.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin torpere (to be stiff or numb). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ster- (stiff), which also gave us starch, stare, stork, starve, cholesterol, torpedo, and torpid. Earliest documented use: 1607.

TORMOR - rent into smaller pieces

TORPORK - spareribs, eaten without benefit of cutlery

TORROR - mortal fear of getting a run in one's stockings