Ardent [ahr-dnt] (adjective)
- Having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent: An ardent vow; ardent love.
- Intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic zealous: An ardent theatergoer. An ardent student of French.
- Vehement; fierce: They were frightened by his ardent, burning eyes.
- Burning, fiery, or hot: The ardent core of a star.
Autonomy [aw-ton-uh-mee] (noun)
Plural – au•ton•o•mies
- Independence or freedom, as of the will or one’s actions: the autonomy of the individual.
- The condition of being autonomous; self-government or the right of self-government: The rebels demanded autonomy from Spain.
- A Self-governing community.
Cathexis [kuh•thek•sis] (noun)
Plural – ca•thex•es [kuh-thek-seez]
- The investment of emotional significance in an activity, object, or idea.
- The charge or psychic energy so invested.
Imagination [ih-maj-uh-ney-shuhn] (noun)
- The faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.
- The action or process of forming such images or concepts.
- 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.
- The product of imagining; a conception or mental creation, often a baseless or fanciful one.
- Ability to face and resolve difficulties; resourcefulness: a job that requires imagination.
- 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).
- Archaic. A plan, scheme, or plot.
Manifest [man-uh-fest] (adjective)
- readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain: a manifest error.
- 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.
- to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly: He manifested his approval with a hearty laugh.
- to prove; put beyond doubt or question: the evidence manifests the guilt of the defendant.
- to record in a ship’s manifest.
- a list of the cargo carried by a ship, made for the use of various agents and officials at the ports of destination.
- a list or invoice of goods transported by a truck or train.
- a list of the cargo or passengers carried on an airplane.
Youth [yooth] (noun)
Plural – youths [yooths, yoothz], (collectively) youth.
- the condition of being young.
- the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young.
- the time of being young; early life: His youth was spent on the farm.
- the period of life from puberty to the attainment of full growth; adolescence.
- the first or early period of anything: The business, even in its youth, showed great potential.
- young persons collectively.
- a young person, especially a young man or male adolescent.
- the time of life when one is young
especially : the period between childhood and maturity
- the early period of existence, growth, or development
- a young person
especially : a young male between adolescence and maturity
- young persons or creatures —usually plural in construction
- the quality or state of being youthful : YOUTHFULNESS