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tepidacious (tep-i-da-shus): the act of setting the water temperature too cold before you enter the shower to ensure that you don’t get burned.
Everyone is pretty much tepidacious, except when having to settle for a cold shower. We all love a long, hot shower, but we really don’t want to be scalded while washing our hair or shaving… whatever parts we shave, especially those of us whom take off every body hair we have. That’s when we are tepidacious. That time just before entering the shower, holding our hand under the bath faucet or shower head, checking with our hand if the water is too hot or too cold, and adjusting it to our liking. After the body shaving, it is probably the least-liked part of getting a shower, but we have to do it. The most effective showers are going to be the ones that feel the best. After too much time in cold camp showers, being tepidacious really is worth the time it takes to figure out just how appreciative we can be of a great water heater.