SAT Word of the Day


(v.) to moderate or soften

(pronounced "tem-PUR")  



Example Sentences:

  • After I confessed to my parents that I had failed 3 classes this semester, Mom tempered Dad's harsh comments by asking me what I thought had gone wrong and how I could fix it next year.
  • Lara's excitement over the sale at the jewelry store was tempered by how little money she had in her bank account. 

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