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Neither hot nor cold

room temperature

noun

the normal temperature inside a building that is neither too hot nor too cold

lukewarm

adjective

not hot or cold enough to be enjoyable

body temperature

noun

the normal temperature of your body, measured with a thermometer

the cool

noun

the pleasant cool temperature of a place or time of day

ambient

adjective

ambient temperature is the temperature of the surrounding air

tepid

adjective

warm when it should be hot

tepid

adjective

warm when it should be cold

coolness

noun

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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