Meaning- Large or scholarly book; one of the volumes in a set of several books.
- When she discovered that the books she needed for her paper were in the university’ s online system, she ended up lugging some truly impressive tomes back from the library. She actually had to stop and rest twice on the way home.
Meaning- State of not being active and having no energy or enthusiasm.
Synonym- TORPIDITY, INDOLENCE, LANGUOR, LETHARGY, SLUGGISHNESS, LISTLESSNESS
- In the heat, they sank into a state of torpor.
- He fell into a deep torpor.
Meaning- 1) extremely hot.
2) Steamy, passionate or showing or expressing very strong feelings; especially, of sexual or romantic desires.
3) Very difficult, uncomfortable and unpleasant.
Synonym- SCALDING, SWELTERING
- A torrid summer.
- “They were known to have had a torrid love affair.”
- “With a torrid weather condition and a torrid summer, it has been a terribly difficult summer.”
- “The parents brought a big umbrella to the picnic the family could decrease the heat of the torrid sun.”
- There were rumors that their boss and his secretary were having a torrid affair.”
Meaning- Not simple and direct; long, complicated and difficult to understand.
Synonym- COMPLEX, INTRICATE, LABYRINTHINE, SERPENTINE
- Thomas was not very straightforward and he was quite tortuous as he tried to make his wife believe that he loved her even though she knew that he was having a relationship with another woman.
- There are some mountain passes which are tortuous for drivers because of the multitudes of winding curves that exist.
Meaning- Expressed strongly and effectively in a clear way.
Synonym- INCISIVE, SHARP, ACERBIC, SCATHING, CAUSTIC, PENETRATING
- His trenchant views on the subject are well known.
- Bruce made a trenchant analysis of the reasons for a loss in sales.
- Debora was known to have trenchant writing skills.