Flashcards in List 47 Deck (40):
topography N. /拓扑学/physical features of a region. Before the generals gave the order to attack, they ordered a complete study of the topography of the region.
torpor N. /迟钝；麻木；不活泼/lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy. Throughout the winter, nothing aroused the bear from his torpor: he would not emerge from hibernation until spring. torpid,ADJ.
torridADJ. /有激情的；热带的/passionate; hot or scorching. Harlequin Romances publish torrid tales of love affairs, some set in torrid climates.
torso N. /未完成的；残缺的/trunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk. This torso, found in the ruins of Pompeii, is now on exhibition in the museum in Naples.
totterV. /摇摆；摇摇欲坠/move unsteadily; sway, as if about to fall. On unsteady feet, the drunk tottered down the hill to the nearest bar.
touchstoneN. /试金石；准绳；标准；尺度/stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion. What touchstone can be used to measure the character of a person?
touchyADJ. /暴躁的；难以处理的；易上火的/sensitive; irascible. Do not mention his bald spot; he's very touchy about it.
toutV. /吹捧/publicize; praise excessively. I lost confidence in my broker after he touted some junk bonds to me that turned out to be a bad investment.
tractN. /地域；小册子/region of land (often imprecisely described); pamphlet. The king granted William Penn a tract of land in the New World. Penn then printed a tract in which he encouraged settlers to join his colony.
traduceV. /诽谤；中伤/expose to slander. His opponents tried to traduce the candidate's reputation by spreading rumors about his past.
tranquillityN. /平静；冷静/calmness; peace. After the commotion and excitement of the city, I appreciate the tranquillity of these fields and forests.
transientADJ. /暂时的/momentary; temporary; staying for a short time. Lexy's joy at finding the perfect Christmas gift for Phil was transient, she still had to find presents for the cousins and Uncle Bob. Located near the airport, this hotel caters to a largely transient trade. transience, N.
transitoryADJ. /短时间的/impermanent; fleeting. Fame is transitory: today's rising star is all too soon tomorrow's washed-up has-been. transitoriness, N.
translucentADJ. /半透明的/partly transparent. We could not recognize the people in the next room because of the translucent curtains that separated us.
transmuteV. /改变/change; convert to something different. He was unable to transmute his dreams into actualities.
trappings N. /服饰；装饰/outward decorations; ornaments. He loved the trappings of success: the limousines, the stock options, the company jet.
travailN. /辛苦劳作/painful labor. How long do you think a man can endure such travail and degradation without rebelling?
travestyN. /滑稽化；滑稽模仿/comical parody; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous. The ridiculous decision the jury has reached is a travesty of justice.
treaclyADJ. /甜蜜的/sticky sweet; cloyingly sentimental. Irritatingly cheerful, always looking on the bright side, Pollyanna speaks nothing but treacly sentimentalities. treacle, N.
trekN. /旅行/travel; journey. The tribe made their trek farther north that summer in search of game. alsoV.
tremor N. /振动的/trembling; slight quiver. She had a nervous tremor in her right hand.
tremulousADJ. /震荡的/trembling; wavering. She was tremulous more from excitement than from fear.
trenchantADJ. /锋利的/cutting; keen. I am afraid of his trenchant wit for it is so often sarcastic.
trepidationN. /惧怕/fear; nervous apprehension. As she entered the office of the dean of admissions, Sharon felt some trepidation about how she would do in her interview.
trespassV. /过失；侵入/unlawfully enter the boundaries of some else's property. The wicked baron flogged any poacher who trespassed on his private hunting grounds. also N.
triflingADJ. /不重要的/trivial; unimportant. Why bother going to see a doctor for such a trifling, everyday cold?
trinketN. /小玩意儿；密谋/knickknack; bauble. Whenever she traveled abroad, Ethel would pick up costume jewelry and other trinkets as souvenirs.
triteADJ. /陈腐的/hackneyed; commonplace. The trite and predictable situations in many television programs turn off many viewers, who, in turn, turn off their sets.
troughN. /槽；低谷/container for feeding farm animals; lowest point (of a wave, business cycle, etc.) The hungry pigs struggled to get at the fresh swill in the trough. The surfer rode her board, coasting along in the trough between two waves.
truculence N. /野蛮；粗鲁/aggressiveness; ferocity. Tynan's reviews were noted for their caustic attacks and general tone of truculence. truculent,ADJ.
truismN. /真实性/self-evident truth. Many a truism is summed up in a proverb; for example, "Marry in haste, repent at leisure."
truncateV. /截去尖端/cut the top off. The top of a cone that has been truncated in a plane parallel to its base is a circle.
trystN. /约会；幽会/meeting. The lovers kept their tryst even though they realized their danger.
tumultN. /吵闹；混乱/commotion; riot; noise. She could not make herself heard over the tumult of the mob.
turgidADJ. /肿胀的/swollen; distended. The turgid river threatened to overflow the levees and flood the countryside.
turmoilN. /骚动；混乱/great commotion and confusion. Lydia running off with a soldier! Mother fainting at the news! The Bennet household was in turmoil.
turncoatN. /叛徒；叛逆者/traitor. The British considered Benedict Arnold a loyalist; the Americans considered him a turncoat.
turpitudeN. /奸恶；卑鄙/depravity. A visitor may be denied admittance to this country if she has been guilty of moral turpitude.
tutelageN. /监护/guardianship; training. Under the tutelage of such masters of the instrument, she made rapid progress as a virtuoso.