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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.
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(tĕm′pər-ĭt, tĕm′prĭt)
a. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone: temperate regions; temperate species.
b. Characterized by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate; neither hot nor cold.
a. Moderate in degree or quality; restrained: temperate criticism.
b. Exercising moderation and self-restraint: learned to be temperate in eating and drinking.
3. Biology Of or relating to a virus that infects bacterial cells but rarely causes lysis: temperate bacteriophages.

tem′per·ate·ly adv.
tem′per·ate·ness n.
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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.
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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any activity.
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Patient discussion about temperate

Q. What are the symptoms of Bipolar? and how does it effect one's health/temper?

A. here is a nice video i saw that describes bipolar symptoms:

and about how it affect your health- the affect is secondary. when you are in a depression episode you don't eat well, avoid showers and cleaning the house and it affects your health. and it leads to suicidle thoughts too- this has a tremendous afect on your health.

Q. what is the effect of hormones during pregnancy on a woman's temper?

A. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can indeedn cause mood changes, starting from anxiety or agitations to developing major clinical symptoms of depression. Pregnancy affects each woman differently.

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Although I believe that academic dishonesty is unacceptable, I want to make a plea that faculty look to the factors underlying its existence and that they deal with student infractions temperately.
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In September 1819, the month following Peterloo, Wordsworth chose to write a sentimental poem noteworthy only for its deliberate exclusion of recent events: "Yet will I temperately rejoice; / Wide is the range, and free the choice / Of undiscordant themes." (5) The late poetry is conventional in that it idealizes the past and argues against social change, and it is didactic in its moralizing tone.
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Later in the story, Coke gets worked up over his plot to take Anna by force and begins to construe Seneca as a means to calm down and gather himself: "I have been throwing up my sashes," he writes to Fairfax, "striding across my room, and construing ten lines of Seneca, and my pulse again begins to beat more temperately" (286).
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Those most vocal in denouncing the paper (temperately phrased, and remorselessly accurate, though it was) included Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who tossed it scornfully to the floor, and stomped on it.
As a campaigner, I tried to speak reasonably and temperately. As governor, I strived to involve a wide diversity of people in government, not only in my cabinet, but also on the many boards and commissions that either made policy or generated ideas.