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tonic

n: something that refreshes; a refreshing or invigorating drink

torpid

adj: dormant; inactive; lethargic

torpor

n: sluggishness, inactivity, apathy

torque

n; a turning or twisting force

tortuous

adj: changing direction frequently; twisting; winding; or crooked

totalitarian

adj: with an absolute ruler; not tolerating opposing opinions

totem

n: a natural object with animals or birds assumed as an emblem

totter

v: walk with faltering steps; to sway or rock

touchstone

n: a test or criterion for quality; gauge

tousle

v: to cause disorder or dishevel

tout

v: to praise highly; publicize; vaunt

toxic

adj: poisonous; injurious or deadly

tractable

adj; easily managed or controlled; obedient; tame

traditional

adj: as was done in the past; customary; habitual; established

traduce

v: to speak maliciously and false of; slander; defame; vilify

tragic

adj: disasterous; unfortunate; woeful; catastrophic

trait

n: a feature that characterizes someone; an attribute; quality

traitorous

adj: having the character of a traitor; treacherous; perfidious

trajectory

n: the curve described by a projectile in flight

tranquil

adj: quiet; calm; serene

transcend

v: to rise above or go beyond; to surpass

transcribe

v: to write down; record; reproduce

transfix

v: to fix in place or hold motionless; to rivet

transgress

v: failing to fulfill or conform; violate a moral law

transient

n: a seasonal traveler who doesn't stay long in a given location

transition

n: the process of passing from one form or stage to another

transparent

adj: clear; easily seen or understood

trauma

n: severe physical or emotional shock; a terrible experience; violent wound

travail

n: strenuous physical or mental labor or effort

travesty

n: a complete failure; mockery; a shameful imitation

treachery

n: unworthiness; trickery; a betrayal of trust

treacle

n: contrived or unrestrained sentiment

tremulous

adj: trembling; fearful; timid

trenchant

adj: cutting; incisive; having a sharp point; sarcastic

trepidation

n: fear; apprehension; nervous trembling; anxiety

trespass

v: to invade another's property; to overstep; infringe

tripartite

adj: divided into or consisting of three parts

trite

adj: stale; humdrum; banal; unoriginal; overused

triumvirate

n: a group of three persons, esp. in a joint ruling capacity

trivial

adj: unimportant; insignificant; inconsequential

trouper

n: actor, esp. in a touring company; someone who toughs it out

truckle

v: to slavishly support every opinion or suggestion of a superior

truculent

adj: inclined toward conflict; eager to fight

trumpery

n: something without use or value; rubbish; trash

truncate

v: to shorten by cutting off

trunk

n: the main body of something; torso; column; chest

tryst

n: a secret meeting, esp. of lovers; a rendezvous

tumescent

adj: swollen; teeming; containing many ideas or emotions

tumor

n; a local growth ofabnormal tissue; protuberance

tumult

n: noise and excitement; uproar; violent uprising

tundra

n: the vast treeless plains of the arctic regions

turbid

adj: cloudy or murky; unclear; muddy

turbulence

n: strong, uneven currents in air or water; confusion; violence; unrest

turmoil

n: a state of great agitation, disturbance, or confusion

turncoat

n: one who changes to the opposite party or fraction; traitor; one who reverses his or her principles

turpitude

n: immorality; shameful character

tussle

n: a vigorous struggle or contest; scuffle

tutorial

adj: pertaining to or exercised by a tutor

appreciate

v: to increase in value

apprehensive

adj: dreading or fearing coming adversite

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