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Tacit

Silently understood; implied

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Talisman

Charm to bring good luck and avert misfortune

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Tangential

Peripheral; digressing

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Tautology

Unnecessary repetition

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Taxonomy

Science of classification; in biology, the process of classifying organisms in categories

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Tenet

Belief; doctrine

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Tenuous

Weak; insubstantial

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Terrestrial

Earthly, commonplace

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Theocracy

Government by priests representing a god

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Thespian

An actor or actress

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Timbre

The characteristic quality of sound produced by a particular instrument or voice; tone color

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Tirade

Long, violent speech; verbal assault

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Toady

Flatterer; hanger-on; yes-man

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Tome

Book, usually large and academic

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Torpor

Lethargy; dormancy; sluggishness

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Torque

A turning or twisting force; the moment of a force; the measure of a force's tendency to produce twisting or turning and rotation around an axis

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Tortuous

Having many twists and turns; highly complex

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Tout

To promote or praise energetically

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Tractable

Obedient; yielding

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Transgression

Act of trespassing or violating a law or rule

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Transient

Temporary; short lived; fleeting

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Translucent

Partially transparent

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Travail

Work, especially arduous work; tribulation; anguish

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Travesty

Parody; exaggerated limitation; caricature

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Treatise

Article treating a subject systemically and throughly

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Tremulous

Trembling; quivering; frugal; timid

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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

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Turbid

Muddy; opaque; in a state of great confusion

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Turgid

Swollen; bloated; pompous

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Tutelary

Serving as a guardian or protector