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 for sentience
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sentience \Sen"ti*ence\, Sentiency \Sen"ti*en*cy\, n. [See
     Sentient, Sentence.]
     The quality or state of being sentient; esp., the quality or
     state of having sensation. --G. H. Lewes.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           An example of harmonious action between the
           intelligence and the sentiency of the mind. --Earle.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sentience
      n 1: state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "the
           crash intruded on his awareness" [syn: awareness,
           sentience]
      2: the faculty through which the external world is apprehended;
         "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of
         smell and hearing" [syn: sense, sensation, sentience,
         sentiency, sensory faculty]
      3: the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or
         undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs and
         newts"- Richard Eberhart [ant: insentience]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "sentience":
     affectibility, alertness, all-night vigil, consciousness,
     impressibility, impressionability, insomnia, insomniac,
     insomnolence, insomnolency, lidless vigil, limen,
     openness to sensation, perceptibility, physical sensibility,
     readiness of feeling, receptiveness, receptivity, restlessness,
     sensation level, sensibility, sensibleness, sentiency,
     sleeplessness, susceptibility, susceptivity,
     threshold of sensation, tossing and turning, vigil, wake,
     wakefulness
  
  

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