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Unit T

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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