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temper
(v)
TEM-pǝr
Meaning

moderate; tone down; restrain

1st Sample Sentence

You have to temper the tone of anger and indignation that comes through in your writing: you need to be more objective and dispassionate.

Root

temperare (to mix correctly, moderate, regulate, blend) (Latin)

Synonyms

allay, temper

Antonyms

kindle, stoke

Mnemonics

temper means 2 reduce so "divide this tem--per head"where tem can b taken as anything which can b divided

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