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::: crave - desire; want intensely
::: subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
::: temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
::: handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
::: eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
::: tranquillity - calmness; peace
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
::: leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
::: buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market