May 20th, 2020

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Word of the Day 05/20/20

Temperance (noun)
tem·per·ance [tem-per-uhns, tem-pruhns]
(previously 06-10-13)

noun
1. moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control.
2. habitual moderation in the indulgence of a natural appetite or passion, especially in the use of alcoholic liquors.
3. total abstinence from alcoholic liquors.

OTHER WORDS FROM TEMPERANCE
an·ti·tem·per·ance, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO TEMPERANCE
control, stoicism, self-denial, measure, mortification, teetotalism, abstemiousness, continence, soberness, discretion, self-control, frugality, sobriety, restraint, sacrifice, prudence, prohibition, moderation, austerity, constraint

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Origin: 1200–50; Middle English temperaunce < Anglo-French < Latin temperantia self-control. See temper, -ance

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