intemperateYes, I think that's close to what I thought it was.
1. unrestrained or uncontrolled: intemperate remarks
2. drinking alcohol too much or too often
3. extreme or severe: an intemperate climate
... I just used the word dissect — I said that everyone dissects what the president says; yes, I was talking about the Harvard professor — so I decided to look it up.
dis·sect (d-skt, d-, dskt)Blogs to watch: If you're into poetry, you might check out Diane Lockward's blog. She calls it Blogalicious. ... Here's Angela Booth's blog on finding inspiration.
tr.v. dis·sect·ed, dis·sect·ing, dis·sects
1. To cut apart or separate (tissue), especially for anatomical study.
2. To examine, analyze, or criticize in minute detail: dissected the plan afterward to learn why it had failed. See Synonyms at analyze.
[Latin dissecre, dissect-, to cut apart : dis-, dis- + secre, to cut up; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]
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