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tepid

(tĕp′ĭd) [L. tepidus, lukewarm]
Slightly warm; lukewarm.
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Economic tepidness is only compounded by the timing of this fall's survey, on the eve of a contentions US presidential election.
Three conditions likely create this tepidness among JAs to hand the reins of ROE training to NCOs.
Given his monumental ego, can the Crouch really have failed to notice the alarming evasiveness and tepidness of Bellow's endorsement?
For the most part, Lasker-Schuler marks her losses in personal terms, although at times she extends her sense of loss to as grand a scale as the state of nature: "So we have ruined things for ourselves with nature..." she writes; "We have lethally confused and wounded it." As a result, we will ourselves eventually "die of thirst from the tepidness of the air and our hearts will become old and suffocate." Most vivid, however, are her portraits of the people she loved who died: her son, Paul, who lay dying as Concert went to press; her beloved mother and brother Paul, who had died when Else was still young; her friends and soul mates, the poet Peter Hille and the painter Franz Marc.
Statesmen like Jefferson and John Adams saw that American education could not be aimed at fostering Protestant zeal or Anglican tepidness; the manners of a chivalric aristocracy; or the strict, patriotic, and religious traditions of a Sparta or an Athens.
But as interpretation, the book does little justice to its subject, thanks to a determination to reduce the folly of art to the normative tepidness of "discourse," to translate Acconci's turn from "(personal) neurosis to (political) paranoia" into an academic "framework for a program of cultural analysis." Despite the work's goofy ineffectuality, its skewed plausibility, Linker is all too anxious to assure us that "Acconci's decision confirmed contemporary practice." But his stance is closer to that of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's schizo on a stroll than to a shrink putting culture on a couch.
It's hard to dodge this conclusion, given the contrast between the passion worked up over sheaths of latex and the tepidness of the national debate over standards of learning.
Most telling, though, was the tepidness in much of the protest against the Gulf war.