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tonic

(n) a refreshing drink, something that invigorates, panacea

tortuous

(adj) winding, twisting, full of curves (road/plot/relationship)

tout

(v) to brag publicly, to praise highly

transfix

(v) to cause to stand motionless with awe or other intense emotion, hypnotize

travesty

(n) a parody, an imitation that makes cruel fun of something, fake

trite

(adj) unoriginal, overused, clinched, commonplace

trivial

(v/adj) unimportant, insignificant

tryst

(n) a secret meeting of lovers, negative (affair)

tumult

(n) noisy commotion, uproar

turpitude

(adj) shameful wickedness, evil, depravity, sinful

undermine

(v) to weaken the support of, to injure in a slow or sneaky way

unilateral

(adj) on one side alone

urbane

(adj) suave, sophisticated, polished

usurp

(v) to seize wrongfully

vapid

(adj) tasteless, dull, shallow

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