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tem pruh muhnt

  • n  your usual mood
  • n  excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)
  • n  an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys

  • Nixon: first-rate mind, second-class temperament.
  • Obama: Jeff Kowalsky EPA; McCain: Brian Snydeer But both John McCain and Barack Obama insist that there are things a campaign can't tell you about the temperament of an aspiring .
  • Any parent can tell you that each child comes from the womb with an individual temperament that seems preloaded at the factory.
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    Tyler, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, was found abandoned and tied to a pole. Despite the lack of care shown to him, he scored very high on his temperament test. He is very friendly -- what a smile -- and just needs a little training and a lot of love.
    June 11, 2013 - Lamorinda Sun

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