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tact

diplomacy

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tactical

calculated, planned, strategic; prudent, politic, diplomatic, judicious, shrewd, cunning, artful.

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tailored

customize, adapt, adjust, modify, change, convert, alter, attune, mold, gear, fit, cut, shape, tune.

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tangential

of, relating to, or along a tangent:tangential line.

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tariff

tax, duty, toll, excise, levy, charge, rate, fee, countervail; price list.

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tarn

a small mountain lake.

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tarry

procrastinate, delay, wait, dawdle; informal hang around. ANTONYMS hurry.

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teal

green blue color

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teleological

related to philosophy

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temporal

1 relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular.
2 of or relating to time.

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temporize

avoid making a decision or committing oneself in order to gain time

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tenacious


firm, tight, fast, clinging; strong, forceful, powerful, unshakable, immovable, iron. ANTONYMS weak, loose.

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tenacity

determination, perseverance, doggedness

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tenderfoot

A tenderfoot is slang for an inexperienced person, particularly one who is not adapted to a rural or outdoor lifestyle setting.

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tendinitis

inflammation of a tendon,

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tenebrous

dark; shadowy or obscure.

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tenet

principle, belief, doctrine, precept, creed, credo, article of faith,

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terra-cotta

unglazed, typically brownish-red earthenware, used chiefly as an ornamental building material and in modeling.
• a statuette or other object made of such earthenware.
• a strong brownish-red or brownish-orange color.

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terrarium

a vivarium for smaller land animals, esp. reptiles, amphibians, or terrestrial invertebrates, typically in the form of a glass-fronted case.

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tether

rope, chain, cord, leash, lead; restraint, fetter; halter.

tie, tie up bind

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thematic

having or relating to subjects or a particular subject: the orientation of this anthology is essentially thematic.

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theocracy

a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god.

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theology

the study of the nature of God and religious belief.

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thrall

power, tyranny, control

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tine

a prong or sharp point, such as that on a fork or antler.

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tinge

1 a mass of white blossom tinged with pink: tint, color, stain, shade, wash.
2 his optimism is tinged with realism: influence, affect, touch, flavor, color, modify; taint.

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titanic

huge, great, enormous, gigantic, massive, colossal, monumental,

28

tofu

curd made from mashed soybeans, used chiefly in Asian and vegetarian cooking.

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tony

stylish, fashionable, high-class, uptown, posh; salubrious.

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topography

the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area:

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totem

a natural object or animal believed by a particular society to have spiritual significance and adopted by it as an emblem.

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totter

shake, teeter, wobble

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touchstone

standard, criteria

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transfix

mesmerize, hypnotize, spellbind, bewitch, captivate, entrance, enthrall, fascinate, absorb, enrapture, grip, hook, rivet, paralyze.

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transgression

offense, crime, sin, wrong, wrongdoing, misdemeanor,

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transitory


transitory fashions: transient, temporary, brief, short, short-lived, short-term, impermanent,

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transmogrify

transformation

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travelogue

a movie, book, or illustrated lecture about the places visited and experiences encountered by a traveler.