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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
Tome
Book
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