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 for Temperate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Temperate \Tem"per*ate\, a. [L. temperatus, p. p. of temperare.
     See Temper, v. t.]
     1. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate
        climate.
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     2. Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as,
        temperate language.
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              She is not hot, but temperate as the morn. --Shak.
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              That sober freedom out of which there springs
              Our loyal passion for our temperate kings.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     3. Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or
        passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
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              Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
                                                    --Franklin.
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     4. Proceeding from temperance. [R.]
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              The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air.
                                                    --Pope.
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     Temperate zone (Geog.), that part of the earth which lies
        between either tropic and the corresponding polar circle;
        -- so called because the heat is less than in the torrid
        zone, and the cold less than in the frigid zones.
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     Syn: Abstemious; sober; calm; cool; sedate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Temperate \Tem"per*ate\, v. t.
     To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
     [Obs.]
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           It inflames temperance, and temperates wrath.
                                                    --Marston.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  temperate
      adj 1: (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or
             characteristic of such weather or climate; "a temperate
             region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants" [ant:
             intemperate]
      2: not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a
         temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating
         and drinking" [ant: intemperate]
      3: not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response
         to criticism" [syn: moderate, temperate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  109 Moby Thesaurus words for "temperate":
     abstemious, abstentious, abstinent, aestival, ascetic, austere,
     bland, blood-hot, blood-warm, bracing, calid, calm, celibate,
     chaste, checked, chill, chilly, cold sober, composed, constant,
     continent, controlled, cool, coolish, curbed, disciplined,
     discreet, dispassionate, equable, equatorial, even, even-tempered,
     forbearing, fresh, frugal, genial, gentle, grave, imperturbable,
     indulgent, invigorating, judicious, luke, lukewarm, measured, mild,
     mild as milk, moderate, modest, nonviolent, pacifistic, peaceable,
     peaceful, prudent, puritanical, quiet, rational, reasonable,
     regulated, restrained, room-temperature, sane, sedate,
     self-denying, self-indulgent, self-possessed, self-restrained,
     sensible, serene, serious, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, soft,
     solemn, sparing, stable, staid, steady, stimulating, stinting,
     subtropical, summery, sunny, sunshiny, tame, teetotal, tepid,
     thermal, thermic, toasty, tranquil, tropical, undrunk, undrunken,
     unexcessive, unexcited, unextreme, unfrozen, unimpassioned,
     uninebriate, uninebrious, unintoxicated, unperturbed, unruffled,
     untipsy, warm, warm as toast, warmish
  
  

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