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摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 24, 2022 is: intemperate • \in-TEM-puh-rut\&n...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 24, 2022 is:

intemperate • \in-TEM-puh-rut\  • adjective

Intemperate means "having extreme conditions" or "having or showing a lack of emotional calmness or control."

// The plant is able to survive in intemperate climates.

// The journalist apologized for her intemperate rant against the mayor.

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Examples:

"It is probably useful … for us to let our ideas flow with intemperate fervor on topics about which we care passionately." — Jim Slusher, The Chicago Daily Herald, 2 Sept. 2021

Did you know?

Intemperate means "not well tempered"—in other words, not well mixed or balanced. The word comes from Latin intemperatus, a combination of in- and the verb temperare, meaning "to temper" or "to mix."



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