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::: inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
::: saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
::: liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
::: transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
::: addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
::: uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
::: temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society