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table

to remove from consideration

taboo

improper or unacceptable

tacit

conveyed indirectly without words or speech; implicit

taciturn

reserved in speech; sparing of words; quiet

tactical

showing skill in tactics; characterized by skillful maneuvering

tactile

pertaining to the sense of touch

tactless

having no skill in dealing with people; rude; insensitive

tailor

to shape or alter; garment- maker; designer

taint

small amound of something, especially something harmful or unhealthy

talisman

object with supposed magical powers

tangential

not especially relevant; only slightly related to a matter at hand

tangible

definite; not vague; touchable

tantalize

to tease by arousing expectations

tantamount

synonymous; parallel; equivalent

tardy

late; not on time

taut

stretched tightly; tidy

tawdry

gaudy and cheap in appearance or nature

tedious

long and boring; dull; wearisome

tedium

condition of being dull or wearisome; monotomy; boredom

teem

to have in abundance; to overrun; swarm

telegenic

having qualities that televise well

temerity

boldness; recklessness; audacity

temperament

disposition or character

temperance

moderation or self- restraint; self- control

temperate

levelheaded, self- controlled, moderate

tempestuous

marked by unreast, disturbance or stormy turbulence

tempo

rate of motion or performance

temporal

of or related to time; concerned with wordly affairs; short- lived

temporize

to stall; cause delay

tenable

justifiable; rational; viable; defensible

tenacious

tough; stubborn; not letting go

tenet

position; doctrine; shared principle

tentative

unsure; hesitant; depending on a condition

tenuous

unsupported; shaky; frail; flimsy

tepid

somewhat warm; not very strong; halfhearted

termagant

quarrelsome, loud, scolding woman

terminal

having a fatal disease in its final stages

terminate

to bring to an end

terrestrial

pertaining to Earth or of human life on Earth

terse

brief and to the point; concise

tether

to fasten or confine with a rope, chain or something similar

theology

science of divine thigns, doctrine

theoretical

not based on experience; in theory only; unproven

thesis

theory to be proven

thorny

tough or painful to deal with; full of thorns

threadbare

worn and thin from much use; shabby

threshold

point at which something starts; entrance

thrive

to grow strong; flourish; prosper; succeed

throng

large group of people gathered closely together

throttle

to choke or strangle; to enlarge or reduce the flow of fuel in an engine

thunderstruck

struck with amazement, terror

thwart

to stop something from happening; to hinder, oppose, or frustrate

tier

row or rank

tightfisted

greedy; stingy; tight; penny- pinching

timorous

full of fear

tinge

slight trace or coloring

tint

shade of color; hue; to color slightly

tirade

long angry speech; reprimand

titanic

extraordinary size and power; of great influence

titillate

to cause to feel pleasantly excited; to stimulate; to tease

titular

existing in name only; nominal; bearing a title

toil

hard and tiring work; labor; exhausting effort

tolerate

to not interfere with; to respect

tonic

something that refreshes; refreshing or invigorating drink

torpid

dormant; inactive; lethargic

torpor

sluggishness, inactivity, apathy

torque

turning or twisting force

torrid

intensely hot; burning; passionate; rapid

tortuous

changing direction frequently; twisting; winding; crooked

totalitarian

with an absolute ruler; not tolerating opposing opinions

totem

natural object with animals or birds assumed as an emblem

totter

walk with faltering steps; to sway or rock

touchstone

test or criterion for quality; gauge

tousle

to cause disorder or dishevel

tout

to praise highly; publicize; vaunt

toxic

poisonous; injurious or deadly

tractable

easily managed or controlled; obedient; tame

traditional

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

traduce

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

tragic

disastrous; unfortunate; woeful; catastrophic

trait

feature that characterizes someone; attribute; quality

traitorous

having the chracter of a traitor; treacherous; perfidious

trajectory

curve described by a projectile in flight

tranquil

quiet; calm; serene

transcend

to rise above or go beyond; to surpass

transcribe

to write down; record; reproduce

transfix

to fix in place or hold motionless; to rivet

transgress

failing to fulfill or conform; violate a moral law

transient

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

transition

process of passing fron one form or stage to another

transparent

clear; easily seen or understood

trauma

severe physical or emotional shock; terrible experience; violent wound

travail

strenuous physical or mental labor or effort

travesty

complete failure; mocker; shameful imitation

treachery

unworthiness; trickery; betrayal of trust

treacle

contrived or unrestrained sentiment

tremulous

trembling; fearful; timid

trenchant

cutting; incisive; having a sharp point; sarcastic

trepidation

fear; apprehension; nervous trembling; anxiety

trespass

to invade another's property; to overstep; infringe

tripartite

divided into or consisting of three parts

trite

stale; humdrum; banal; unoriginal; overused

triumvirate

group of three persons, especially in a joint ruling capacity

trivial

unimportant; insignificant; inconsequential

trouper

actor, especially in a touring company; someone who toughs it out

truckle

to slavishly support every opinion or suggestion of a superior

truculent

inclined toward conflict; eager to fight

trumpery

something without use or value; rubbish, trash

truncate

to shorten by cutting off

trunk

main body of something; torso; column; chest

tryst

secret meeting, especially of lovers; rendezvous

tumescent

swollen; teeming; containing many ideas or emotions

tumor

local growth of abnormal tissue; protuberance

tumult

noise and excitement; uproar; violent uprising

tundra

vast treeless plains of the arctic regions

turbid

cloudy or murky; unclear; muddy

turbulence

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

turmoil

state of great agitation, disturbance, or confusion

turncoat

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

turpitude

immorality; shameful character

tussle

vigorous struggle or contest; scuffle

tutorial

pertaining to or exercised by a tutor

tyranny

absolute power, especially exercised unjustly and cruelly

tyro

beginner; novice

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