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intemperance (s) (noun), intemperances (pl)
1. Lack of moderation or restraint; excess in any kind of action; specifically, excessive indulgence of any passion or appetite: Some people think they must have many pieces of cake and cookies every day and this intemperance causes them to become quite overweight or obese!
2. Immoderate consumption of alcoholic drinks; addiction to overdrinking: On too many occasions, Robert often said he was just enjoying another glass of wine, but his wife knew that this was just another form of his intemperance and, as a result, this caused their marriage to break up.
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