Difficult Words: Sentient and Sensory

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Sentient and Sensory

Difficult Words : Sentient and Sensory

Sensory (SEN suh ree) adj: having to do with the senses or sensation

Babies enjoy bright colors, moving objects, pleasant sounds and other forms of sensory stimulation.

Your ears, eyes, and tongue are all sensory organs. It is through them that your senses operate.

Extrasensory perception is the supposed ability of some people to perceive things without using the standard senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch or taste.

Two similar-sounding and often confusing words are sensual and sensuous. To be sensual is to be devoted to gratifying one's senses through physical pleasure, especially sexual pleasure. To be sensuous is to delight the senses. A sensual person is one who eagerly indulges his or her physical desires. A sensuous person is one who stimulates the senses of others (sometimes, though by no means invariably, inspiring in them thoughts of sensual gratification).

Sentient (SEN shunt) adj: able to perceive by the senses, conscious

Human beings are sentient. Rocks are not.

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