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totter

move in a feeble or unsteady way

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tour en lair

a turn executed in the air

3

tousle

make (something, especially a person's hair) untidy.

4

trabeation

the use of beams in architectural construction, rather than arches or vaulting.

5

tracer

bullets or cannon caliber projectiles that are built with a small pyrotechnic charge in their base

6

trachea

colloquially called windpipe, is a tube that connects the pharynx and larynx to the lungs, allowing the passage of air, and so is present in all air-breathing animals with lungs

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tractable

(of a situation or problem) easy to deal with.

8

traction

the action of drawing or pulling a thing over a surface, especially a road or track.

9

tradewind

the prevailing pattern of easterly surface winds found in the tropics, within the lower portion of the Earth's atmosphere, in the lower section of the troposphere near the Earth's equator.

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traduce

speak badly of or tell lies about (someone) so as to damage their reputation.

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traffic island

a solid or painted object in a road that channelises traffic. It can also be a narrow strip of island between roads that intersect at an acute angle.

12

traipse

walk or move wearily or reluctantly. a tedious or tiring journey on foot.

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trammel

a restriction or impediment to someone's freedom of action.

14

transducer

a device that converts variations in a physical quantity, such as pressure or brightness, into an electrical signal, or vice versa.

15

transept

an area set crosswise to the nave in a cruciform ("cross-shaped") building in Romanesque and Gothic Christian church architecture.

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transference

the redirection to a substitute, usually a therapist, of emotions that were originally felt in childhood

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transitive

able to take a direct object (expressed or implied), e.g., saw in he saw the donkey.

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transmogrify

transform, especially in a surprising or magical manner.

19

transom

a small window that is above a door or larger window. the surface that forms the stern of a vessel

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transpose

cause (two or more things) to change places with each other.

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transverse

situated or extending across something

22

trapezius

one of the major muscles of the back and is responsible for moving, rotating, and stabilizing the scapula (shoulder blade)

23

trapezoid

a cousin of the parallelogram. However, only two of the opposing sides are parallel to each other.

24

travertine

a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. It often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties.

25

trawl

a large wide-mouthed fishing net dragged by a vessel along the bottom or in the midwater of the sea or a lake.

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treacly

Cloyingly sweet or sentimental.

27

treadle

part of a machine which is operated by the foot to produce reciprocating or rotary motion in a machine such as a weaving loom (reciprocating) or grinder (rotary).

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treble

consisting of three parts; threefold.

29

trefoil

an ornamental design of three rounded lobes like a clover leaf, used typically in architectural tracery.

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trellis

an architectural structure, usually made from an open framework or lattice of interwoven or intersecting pieces of wood, bamboo or metal that is normally made to support and display climbing plants, especially shrubs.