Weekly Words ~ Ardent Youth Full of Imagination Use Their Best to Manifest Independence From Their Mind!

Ardent [ahr-dnt] (adjective)

  1. Having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent: An ardent vow; ardent love.
  2. Intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic zealous: An ardent theatergoer. An ardent student of French.
  3. Vehement; fierce: They were frightened by his ardent, burning eyes.
  4. Burning, fiery, or hot: The ardent core of a star.

Autonomy [aw-ton-uh-mee] (noun)

Plural – au•ton•o•mies

  1. Independence or freedom, as of the will or one’s actions: the autonomy of the individual.
  2. The condition of being autonomous; self-government or the right of self-government: The rebels demanded autonomy from Spain.
  3. A Self-governing community.

Cathexis [kuh•thek•sis] (noun)

Plural – ca•thex•es [kuh-thek-seez]

  1. The investment of emotional significance in an activity, object, or idea.
  2. The charge or psychic energy so invested.
  3. Psychoanalysis.

Imagination [ih-maj-uh-ney-shuhn] (noun)

  1. The faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.
  2. The action or process of forming such images or concepts.
  3. The faculty of producing ideal creations consistent with reality, as in literature, as distinct from the power of creating illustrative or decorative imagery.: Compare fancy.
  4. The product of imagining; a conception or mental creation, often a baseless or fanciful one.
  5. Ability to face and resolve difficulties; resourcefulness: a job that requires imagination.
  6. Psychology. The power of reproducing images stored in the memory under the suggestion of associated images (reproductive imagination) or of recombining former experiences in the creation of new images directed at a specific goal or aiding in the solution of problems (creative imagination).
  7. Archaic. A plan, scheme, or plot.

Manifest [man-uh-fest] (adjective)

  1. readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain: a manifest error.
  2. Psychoanalysis. Of or relating to conscious feelings, ideas, and impulses that contain repressed psychic material: the manifest content of a dream as opposed to the latent content that it conceals.


  1. to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly: He manifested his approval with a hearty laugh.
  2. to prove; put beyond doubt or question: the evidence manifests the guilt of the defendant.
  3. to record in a ship’s manifest.


  1. a list of the cargo carried by a ship, made for the use of various agents and officials at the ports of destination.
  2. a list or invoice of goods transported by a truck or train.
  3. a list of the cargo or passengers carried on an airplane.

Youth [yooth] (noun)

Plural – youths [yooths, yoothz], (collectively) youth.

  1. the condition of being young.
  2. the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young.
  3. the time of being young; early life: His youth was spent on the farm.
  4. the period of life from puberty to the attainment of full growth; adolescence.
  5. the first or early period of anything: The business, even in its youth, showed great potential.
  6. young persons collectively.
  7. a young person, especially a young man or male adolescent.
  8. the time of life when one is young
    especially : the period between childhood and maturity
  9. the early period of existence, growth, or development
  10. a young person
    especially : a young male between adolescence and maturity
  11. young persons or creatures —usually plural in construction
  12. the quality or state of being youthful : YOUTHFULNESS

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