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100 Cards in this Set

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too certain to be disputed; beyond doubt
s fathomless
too deep to be measured or understood; unfathomable
s far-fetched
too improbable to be believed; implausible; Ex. far-fetched story
n finicky
too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
n pestle
tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
n cog
tooth projecting from a wheel
s crest
top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
s overthrow
topple; N.
s tatter
torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
n laceration
torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
n fiasco
total failure; CF. bottle
s gross
total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
totally clear; definite; outspoken
s tickle
touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter; please
n petulant
touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
n scintilla
trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
s brand
trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
n wake
trail of ship or other object through water; path of something that has gone before; Ex. hunger followed in the wake of the war
n turncoat
n quisling
traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
tranquillity; calmness
transform; change; convert to something different
transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
s remit
transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
n pellucid
transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
s peddle
travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
n trek
travel; journey; V: make a long difficult journey
treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery
n insidious
treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
n exchequer
treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
s lionize
treat (a person) as a celebrity
n coddle
treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
treat with scorn or contempt
treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
n quiver
tremble; shake; N.
trembling; slight quiver (as of the earth or from nervous agitation)
trembling; wavering
n ruse
trick to deceive; stratagem
n hoax
trick which makes someone take action; practical joke; Ex. hoax mail; V.
n gull
trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
n feint
trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
n chicanery
trickery; deception
n dally
trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
trifles; unimportant matters
n bauble
trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
s stumble
trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
n junket
trip especially one taken for pleasure by an official at public expense
n jaunt
trip; short journey
trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
trivial; unimportant
trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
tropical hurricane or cyclone
s fuss:
trouble or worry over trifles; make nervous; pay too much attention to; N: needless concern or worry (about a trivial thing); anxious nervous condition; display of attention; Ex. make a fuss over the baby
n torso
trunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
n confidant(confidante)
trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
n veracity
truthfulness; adherence to the truth
trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
n kaleidoscope
tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. kaleidoscope of European history; CF. beautiful
s chant
tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
n warren
tunnels in which rabbits live; overcrowded living area; crowded conditions in which people live
turn aside; turn away from a straight course
turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
turn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.)
s overturn
turn over; capsize; topple
s resort
turn to for help; Ex. resort to violence; N.
n petrify
turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
s wring
twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
n writhe
twist in coils; contort in pain
twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
s warp
twist out of shape; N.
twist; pull; strain; Ex. He wrenched the gun out of her hands.
n gnarled
n torque
twisting force; force producing rotation
n sinuous
twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
two-chambered as a legislative body
tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
n unsightly
ugly; unpleasant to look at
s speechless
unable for the moment to speak (because of strong feeling); Ex. speechless with anger
n indubitable
unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted; unquestionable
unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
n doctrinaire
unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
n unwonted
unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
n unprepossessing
n unseemly
unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
n infidel
unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation