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Study Group 45

group 45 of vocab
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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