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topography

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.

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torpor

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.

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torrid

torrid​ADJ. /有激情的;热带的/passionate; hot or scorching. Harlequin Romances publish torrid tales of love affairs, some set in torrid climates.

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torso

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.

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totter

totter​V. /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.

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touchstone

touchstone​N. /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?

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touchy

touchy​ADJ. /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.

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tout

tout​V. /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.

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tract

tract​N. /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.

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traduce

traduce​V. /诽谤;中伤/expose to slander. His opponents tried to traduce the candidate's reputation by spreading rumors about his past.

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tranquillity

tranquillity​N. /平静;冷静/calmness; peace. After the commotion and excitement of the city, I appreciate the tranquillity of these fields and forests.

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transient

transient​ADJ. /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.

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transitory

transitory​ADJ. /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.

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translucent

translucent​ADJ. /半透明的/partly transparent. We could not recognize the people in the next room because of the translucent curtains that separated us.

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transmute

transmute​V. /改变/change; convert to something different. He was unable to transmute his dreams into actualities.

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trappings

trappings ​N. /服饰;装饰/outward decorations; ornaments. He loved the trappings of success: the limousines, the stock options, the company jet.

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travail

travail​N. /辛苦劳作/painful labor. How long do you think a man can endure such travail and degradation without rebelling?

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travesty

travesty​N. /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.

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treacly

treacly​ADJ. /甜蜜的/sticky sweet; cloyingly sentimental. Irritatingly cheerful, always looking on the bright side, Pollyanna speaks nothing but treacly sentimentalities. treacle, N.

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trek

trek​N. /旅行/travel; journey. The tribe made their trek farther north that summer in search of game. alsoV.

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tremor

tremor ​N. /振动的/trembling; slight quiver. She had a nervous tremor in her right hand.

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tremulous

tremulous​ADJ. /震荡的/trembling; wavering. She was tremulous more from excitement than from fear.

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trenchant

trenchant​ADJ. /锋利的/cutting; keen. I am afraid of his trenchant wit for it is so often sarcastic.

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trepidation

trepidation​N. /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.

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trespass

trespass​V. /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.

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trifling

trifling​ADJ. /不重要的/trivial; unimportant. Why bother going to see a doctor for such a trifling, everyday cold?

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trinket

trinket​N. /小玩意儿;密谋/knickknack; bauble. Whenever she traveled abroad, Ethel would pick up costume jewelry and other trinkets as souvenirs.

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trite

trite​ADJ. /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.

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trough

trough​N. /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.

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truculence

truculence ​N. /野蛮;粗鲁/aggressiveness; ferocity. Tynan's reviews were noted for their caustic attacks and general tone of truculence. truculent,ADJ.

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truism

truism​N. /真实性/self-evident truth. Many a truism is summed up in a proverb; for example, "Marry in haste, repent at leisure."

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truncate

truncate​V. /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.

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tryst

tryst​N. /约会;幽会/meeting. The lovers kept their tryst even though they realized their danger.

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tumult

tumult​N. /吵闹;混乱/commotion; riot; noise. She could not make herself heard over the tumult of the mob.

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turgid

turgid​ADJ. /肿胀的/swollen; distended. The turgid river threatened to overflow the levees and flood the countryside.

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turmoil

turmoil​N. /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.

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turncoat

turncoat​N. /叛徒;叛逆者/traitor. The British considered Benedict Arnold a loyalist; the Americans considered him a turncoat.

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turpitude

turpitude​N. /奸恶;卑鄙/depravity. A visitor may be denied admittance to this country if she has been guilty of moral turpitude.

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tutelage

tutelage​N. /监护/guardianship; training. Under the tutelage of such masters of the instrument, she made rapid progress as a virtuoso.

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tyro

tyro​N. /新手/beginner; novice. For a mere tyro, you have produced some wonderfully expert results.