Friday, May 9, 2008 's Today's Word is: sentient

\SEN-shee-uhnt; -tee-; -shuhnt\, adjective:
1. Capable of perceiving by the senses; conscious.
2. Experiencing sensation or feeling.

In context:

I can remember very vividly the first time I became aware of my existence; how for the first time I realized that I was a sentient human being in a perceptible world.
-- Lord Berners, First Childhood

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