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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
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
benison - blessing
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
trajectory - path taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet