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Tawdry

Showy or gaudy but without real value

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Temerity

Willingness to do something that shocks or upsets other people

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Temperate

Moderation or self-control

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Tempestuous

Full of strong and intense emotions

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Temporize

Delay making a decision or stating your opinion

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Tenable

Reasonable

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Tenacious

Keeping an opinion in a determined way

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Tenacity

Determination to continue what you are doing

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Tenure

Term

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Terse

Using a few words

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Tertiary

Third

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Threshold

Beginning

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Thwarted

Opposed successfully

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Timorous

Nervous

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Tolerance

Ability to bear something unpleasant or annoying

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Torpid

Not active

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Torpor

Lack of activity

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Torrent

Violent stream of water

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Touchstone

Established standard

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Tout

Try to get people to buy in an annoyingly insistent way

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Tractable

Easily guided or controlled

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Transient

Lasting for only a short time

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Transitory

Lasting for only a short time

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Transmute

Change something into a completely different thing

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Travesty

Bad representation of something

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Treacle

Sweet dark thick liquid used in cooking

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Trenchant

Clear, effective and forceful

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Trepidation

Fear or anxiety about what is going to happen

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Trifling

Unimportant

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Trite

Cliched

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Truculence

Defiance

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Tryst

Meeting between two lovers (secret)

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Tumultuous

Full of confusion

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Turmoil

State of confusion

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Turpitude

Wicked

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Tutelage

Tutor, help, coaching

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Tyro

Beginner

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Tyrannical

Oppressive and cruel

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Ulterior

Hidden

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Umbrage

Offense

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Unallayed

Going strong

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Unassuming

Being quiet and showing no desire for attention or admiration

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Uncanny

Strange or mysterious

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Unctuous

Expressing too much praise in a way that is false

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Undermine

Weaken

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Underscore

Emphasize

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Unequivocal

Completely clear and very firm

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Unheralded

Not previously announced

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Unilateral

Involving only one group or country

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Unstinting

Generous with time money praise help

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Untenable

Unable to be defended successfully against criticism or attack

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Unwitting

Involuntary

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Unyielding

Unwilling to change something

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Upbraid

Scold

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Upheaval

Great Change causing much difficulty

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Utopian

Unrealistic

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Vacillate

Waver

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Vacuous

Empty

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Vagabond

Person who has no home, travels from place to place

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Vagrant

Person without a settled home or regular work

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Vapid

Dull

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Variegated

Having a pattern of different colors or marks

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Veer

Change directions or courses

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Vehement

Passionate

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Venal

Ready to accept money for doing dishonest acts

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Vendetta

Feud

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Venerable

Respected

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Venerate

Respect deeply

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Veracity

Quality of being true

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Verbiage

Use of too many words

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Verbose

Using or containing more words than are needed

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Verdant

Covered with healthy green plants or grass

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Verisimilitude

Quality of seeming true

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Vernacular

Language spoken in a particular country or region

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Verve

Enthusiasm or spirit

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Vex

Anger or annoy

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Viable

Practical

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Vicissitude

Change in ones circumstances

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Vigilant

Looking out for possible danger, trouble

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Vile

Extremely disgusting

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Vilify

Say evil or insulting things about

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Vindictive

Revengeful, vengeful

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Virtuous

Having or showing moral value

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Virulent

Malicious

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Visage

Persons face

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Visceral

Based on deep feelings and emotional reactions

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Viscous

Thick and sticky

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Vitiate

Spoil something

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Vituperate

Use abusive language or bitter criticism

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Vociferous

Loud or noisy

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Volatile

Likely To change suddenly

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Voluble

Speaking a lot

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Voluminous

Great in quantity

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Voracious

Eating or craving food in large quantities

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Vouchsafe

To give

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Waiver

Disclaimer, contract

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Wariness

Suspicion

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Warrant

Guarantee

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Watershed

Turning point in a course of events

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Wayward

Selfish and difficult to control

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Whimsical

Fanciful

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Windfall

Unexpected piece of good fortune

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Wistful

Full of sadness or longing

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Worldliness

State of knowing and sophisticated in outlook

104

Xenophobia

Racism

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Zest

Feeling of pleasure and enthusiasm