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transgression

act of trespassing or violating a law or rule

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transient

temporary, fleeting

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translucent

partially transparent

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travail

work, especially arduous work, an unpleasant experience or situation that involves a lot of hard work, difficulties and/or suffering, the ........s of life in post-war Britain

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travesty

parody, exaggerated imitation, caricature, something that does not have the qualities or values that it should have, and as a result is often shocking or offensive. The trial was a ..... of justice. His claim is a ....... of the facts. a ..... of a marriage

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treatise

article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly

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tremulous

trembling, timid, quiverting

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trepidation

fear and anxiety

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truculence

aggressiveness, ferocity

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tryst

agreement between lovers to meet, rendezvous

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tumid

swollen, distended (Not ....g...) (Usually for speech)

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turbid

muddy, opaque, in a state of great confusion

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turgid

swollen, pompous, (Not ...m...)

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tutelary

serving as a guardian or protector (parental)

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uncanny

mysterious, strange

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undulating

moving in waves

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unfeigned

not false, genuine

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untenable

indefensible

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untoward

not favorable, troublesome, unruly,difficult to guide, manage, or work with

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usury

a practice of lending money at exorbitant rates

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vacillate

to waver, oscillate

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vacuous

empty, void, lacking intelligence

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valedictory

pertaining to a farewell

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vapid

tasteless, dull

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variegated

varied, marked with different colors

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vaunt

to boast, brag

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venal

mercenary, corruptible, bribable

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vendetta

prolonged feud marked by bitter hostility

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venerate

to adore, honor, respect

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veracious

truthful, accurate

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verbose

wordy

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vertigo

dizziness

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vexation

irritation, annoyance

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viable

practicable, capable of developing, (Not tenable)

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vindictive

vengeful, unforgiving

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virtuoso

someone with master skills, expert musician

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visage

appearance, aspect, countenance

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viscous

thick, syrupy

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vitiate

to impair the quality of, corrupt morally

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vituperative

using or containing harsh, abusive censure

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vivisection

dissection, surgery, or painful experiments performed on a living animal for the purpose of scientific research

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vogue

prevailing fashion or practice

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volatile

likely to change in a very sudden or extreme way. The stock market can be very .......

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vortex

whirlpool, center of turbulence

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warranted

justified, (w....)

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wary

careful, cautious

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welter

wallow or roll, toss about, be in turmoil, a large and confusing number or amount — + of ▪ a ..... of problems ▪ We need to sort through the ...... of data we have collected.

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whimsical

fanciful, unpredictable, capricious

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wistful

vaguely longing, sadly thoughtful

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zealot

one who is fanatically devoted to a cause