torpid / turgid

torpid / turgid
   Torpid means "unresponsive, lacking alertness": Prunella tried to elicit answers from the torpid students in front of her.
   Turgid means "very ornate and decorative": The author's turgid writing style lost my interest quickly. It can also mean "swollen and bulging": Turgid veins covered her legs.

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