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tableau

vivid description, striking incident or scene

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tacit

silently understood or implied

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taciturn

uncommunicative, not inclined to speak much

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tactile

relating to the sense of touch

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taint

to spoil or infect; to stain honor

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tainted

stained, tarnished; corrupted, poisoned

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talon

claw of an animal, esp. a bird of prey

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tang

sharp flavor or odor

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tangential

digressing, diverting

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tangible

able to be sensed; perceptible, measurable

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tantamount

equivalent in value or significance; amounting to

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tarnished

corroded, discolored; discredited, disgraced

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tawdry

gaudy, cheap, showy

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taxonomy

science of classification

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technocrat

strong believer in technology; technical expert

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temperance

restraint, self-control, moderation

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tempered

moderated, restrained

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tempestuous

stormy, raging, furious

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tenable

defensible, reasonable

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tenacious

stubborn, holding firm

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tenet

belief, doctrine

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tensile

capable of withstanding physical stress

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tenuous

weak, insubstantial

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tepid

lukewarm; showing little enthusiasm

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terminal (adj)

concluding, final; fate

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terminal (n)

depot, station

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terrestrial

earthly; down-to-earth, commonplace

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terse

concise, brief, free of extra words

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testament

statement of belief; will

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testimonial

statement testifying to a truth; something given in tribute to a person's achievement

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tether (v)

to bind, tie

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theocracy

government by priests representing a god

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theology

study of God and religion

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theoretical

abstract

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therapeutic

medicinal

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thesaurus

book of synonyms and antonyms

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thesis

theory or hypothesis; dissertation or long written composition

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thwart

to block or prevent from happening; frustrate

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tidings

news

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timorous

timid, shy, full of apprehension

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tinge

to color slightly

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tirade

long violent speech; verbal assault

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titan

person of colossal stature or achievement

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toady

flatterer, hanger-on, yes-man

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tolerance

capacity to respect different values; capacity to endure or resist something

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tome

book, usually large and academic

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tonal

relating to pitch or sound

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topography

art of making maps or charts

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torpid

lethargic; unable to move; dormant

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torrid

burning hot; passionate

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torsion

act of twisting and turning

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tortuous

having many twists and turns; highly complex

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tottering

barely standing

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toxin

poison

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tractable

obedient, yielding

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transcend

to rise above, go beyond

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transcendent

rising above, going beyond

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transcription

copy, reproduction; record

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transgress

to trespass, violate a law

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transient (adj)

temporary, short-lived, fleeting

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transitory

short-lived, existing only briefly

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translucent

partially transparent

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transmute

to change in appearance or shape

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transpire

to happen, occur; become known

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travesty

parody, exaggerated imitation, caricature

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tremulous

trembling, quivering; fearful, timid

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trenchant

acute, sharp, incisive; forceful, effective

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trepidation

fear and anxiety

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trifling

of slight worth, trivial, insignificant

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trite

shallow, superficial

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trounce

to beat severely, defeat

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troupe

group of actors

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truncate

to cut off, shorten by cutting

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trying

difficult to deal with

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tryst

agreement between lovers to meet; rendezvous

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tumult

state of confusion; agitation

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tundra

treeless plain found in arctic or subarctic regions

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turbulence

commotion, disorder

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turgid

swollen, bloated

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turpitude

inherent vileness, foulness, depravity

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tyro

beginner, novice