THE MINIMAL MATERIALIST
...A GUIDE

minimal  (min-uh-muh-l)  adj.  Smallest in amount or degree; constituting the least possible.  [from Latin minimus "smallest, least"]

materialist  (muh-teer-ee-uh-list)  n.  1. One who adheres to the theory that physical matter is the only reality and that everything in the universe, including thought, feeling, mind, and will, can be explained in terms of physical laws.  2. One who holds the doctrine that physical well-being and worldly possessions constitute the greatest good and highest value in life.  [from Late Latin materialis, from materia, matter]