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temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability