PCAT "T, U" Terminology

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Technocrat

Strong believer in technology; technical expert

Temperance

Restraint, self-control, moderation

Tempered

Moderated, restrained

Tempestuous

Stormy, raging, furious

Tenable

Defensible, reasonable

Tenacious

Stubborn, holding firm

Tenet

belief, doctrine

Tensile

Capable of withstanding physical stress

Tenuous

Weak, insubstantial

Tepid

Lukewarm; showing little enthusiasm

Terminal

Concluding, final; fatal

Terminal

Depot, station

Terrestrial

Earthly; down-to-Earth, commonplace

Terse

Concise, brief, free of extra words

Testament

Statement of belief; will

Testimonial

Statement testifying to a truth; something given tribute to a person's achievement

Tether

To bind, tie

Theocracy

Government by priests representing a god

Theology

Study of god and religion

Theoretical

Abstract

Therapeutic

Medicinal

Thesaurus

Book of synonyms and antonyms

Thesis

Theory of hypothesis; dissertation or long written composition

Thwart

To block or prevent from happening; frustrate

Tidings

News

Timorous

Timid, shy, full of apprehension

Tinge

To color slightly

Tirade

Long violent speech; verbal assault

Titan

Person of colossal stature or achievement

Toady

Flatterer, hanger-on, yes-man

Tolerance

Capacity to respect different values; capacity to endure or resist something

Tonal

Relating to pitch or sound

Topography

Art of making maps or charts

Torpid

Lethargic; unable to move; dormant

Torrid

Burning hot; passionate

Torsion

Act of twisting and turning

Tortuous

Having many twists and turns; highly complex

Tottering

Barely standing

Toxin

poison

Tractable

Obedient, yielding

Transcend

To rise above

Transcendent

Rising above

Transcription

Copy, reproduction; record

Transgress

To trespass, violate a law

Transient

Temporary, short-lived, fleeting

Transitory

Short-lived, existing only briefly

Translucent

Partially transparent

Transmute

To change in appearance or shape

Transpire

To happen, occur; become known

Travesty

Parody

Tremulous

Trembling, quivering; fearful, timid

Trenchant

Acute, sharp, incisive; forceful, effective

Trepidation

Fear and anxiety

Trifling

Of slight worth, trivial, insignificant

Trite

Shallow, superficial

Trounce

To beat severely, defeat

Troupe

Group of actors

Truncate

To cut off, shorten by cutting

Trying

Difficult to deal with

Tryst

Agreement between lovers to meet

Tumult

State of confusion

Tundra

Treeless plain found in arctic or subarctic regions

Turbulence

Commotion, disorder

Turgid

Swollen, bloated

Turpitude

Inherent vileness, foulness, depravity

Tyro

Beginner, novice

Ubiquitous

Being everywhere simultaneously

Umbrage

Offense, resentment

Unadulterated

Absolutely pure

Unanimity

State of total agreement or unity

Unappealing

Unattractive, unpleasant

Unavailing

Hopeless, useless

Unconscionable

Unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust

Unctuous

Greasy, oily; smug and falsely earnest

Undermine

To sabotage, thwart

Undocumented

Not certified, unsubstantiated

Undulating

Moving in waves

Unequivocal

Absolute, certain

Unfrock

To strip of priestly duties

Unheralded

Unannounced, unexpected, not publicized

Unidimensional

Having one size or dimension, flat

Uniform

Consistent and unchanging; identical

Unimpeachable

Beyond question

Uninitiated

Not familiar with an area of study

Unkempt

Uncombed, messy in appearance

Unobtrusive

Modest, unassuming

Unscrupulous

Dishonest

Unsolicited

Unrequested

Unwarranted

Groundless, unjustified

Unwitting

Unconscious; unintentional

Unyielding

Firm, resolute

Upbraid

To scold sharply

Uproarious

Loud and forceful

Urbane

Courteous, refined, suave USURP to seize by force

Usury

Practice of lending money at exorbitant rates

Utilitarian

Efficient, functional, useful

Utopia

Perfect place

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