2. Source: NPR, link
3. Maybe nothing seemed as out-of-place, though, as the performance by Elton John that was connected to the Emmys by nothing except Michael Douglas’ tepid linking of John to Liberace, whom Douglas played in the HBO film Behind The Candelabra.
4. Tepid: adj. (esp. of a liquid) only slightly warm; lukewarm
5. The tepid water resembled Ana’s feelings towards the news that her ex boyfriend had a new girlfriend.