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compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
callus - area of thick hard skin
gusty - windy
odoriferous - giving off an odor
equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)