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transgression

n. violation of a law; sin

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transient

adj. fleeting; quickly passing away; staying for a short time

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transmute

v. change; convert to something different

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travail

n. painful labor

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travesty

n. comical parody

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treatise

n. article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly

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trenchant

adj. cutting; keen

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trepidation

n. fear; trembling agitation

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tribunal

n. court of justice

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tribute

n. tax levied by a ruler; mark of respect

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trite

adj. hackneyed; commonplace

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troth

n. pledge of good faith especially in betrothal

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truculent

adj. aggressive; savage

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truism

n. self-evident truth

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trumpery

n. objects that are showy, valueless, deceptive

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tumbrel

n. a farm tipcart

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tumid

adj. swollen; pompous; bombastic

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turbid

adj. muddy; having the sediment disturbed

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turgid

adj. swollen; distended

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turnkey

n. jailer

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turpitude

n. depravity

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tyro

n. beginner; novice

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ubiquitous

adj. being everywhere; omnipresent

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umbrage

n. resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult

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unanimity

n. complete agreement

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unassuaged

adj. unsatisfied; not soothed

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unassuming

adj. modest

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unbridled

adj. violent

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unconscionable

adj. excessive

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uncouth

adj. outlandish; clumsy; boorish

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unction

n. the act of anointing with oil

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unctuous

adj. oily; bland; insincerely suave

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undulate

v. move with a wavelike motion

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unequivocal

adj. plain; obvious

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unerringly

adj. infallibly; surely

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ungainly

adj. awkward

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unguent

n. ointment

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unimpeachable

adj. blameless and exemplary

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uninhibited

adj. unrepressed

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unmitigated

adj. harsh; severe; not lightened

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unseemly

adj. unbecoming; indecent

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unsullied

ajd. untarnished

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untenable

adj. unsupportable

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unwitting

adj. unintentional; not knowing

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unwonted

adj. unaccustomed

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upbraid

v. scold; reproach

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upshot

n. outcome

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urbane

adj. suave; refined; elegant

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usury

n. lending money at illegal rates of interest

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uxorious

adj. excessively devoted to one's wife

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vacillation

n. fluctuation; wavering

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vacuous

adj. empty; inane

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vagary

n. caprice; whim

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vainglorious

adj. boastful; excessively conceited

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vanguard

n. forerunners; advance forces

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vapid

adj. dull; lifeless

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variegated

adj. many-colored

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vaunted

adj. boasted; bragged; highly publicized