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tacit
adj; understood; not put into words
tactile
adj; pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
tangential
adj; peripheral; only slightly connected
tantamount
adj; equivalent in effect or value
taper
n; candle
tatty
adj; worn and shabby
tautological
adj; needlessly repititious
tawdry
adj; cheap and gaudy
teetotalism
n; specialist in classifying animals, etc
temerity
n; boldness; rashness
temporize
v; buy yourself time; act evasively to gain time and avoid committing oneself
tendentious
adj; having an aim; biased; designed to further a case
tensile
adj; capable of being stretched
tenuous
adj; thin; rare; slim; lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak
tepid
adj; lukewarm
terminus
n; last stop of railroad
tertiary
adj; third
tesselated
adj; inlaid; mosaic
testator
n; maker of a will
thrall
n; slave; bondage
throttle
v; strangle
timbre
n; quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument
timorous
adj; timid; fearful; demonstrating fear
tipple
v; drink alcohol frequently
titter
n; nervous laugh
titular
adj; having the title of an office without the obligations
toady
n; servile flatterer; yes man
tonsure
n; shaving of the head, especially for entrance to religious order
torpor
n; lethargy; sluggishness
torrent
n; rushing stream; flood
tortuous
adj; winding; full of curves
touchstone
n; stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion
tract
n; pamphlet; region of indefinite size
tractable
adj; docile; easily managed
traduce
v; expose to slander
transfigure
v; transform outwardly, usually for the better;
transient
adj; momentary; temporary; staying for a short time
transitory
adj; impermanent; fleeting
transmute
v; change; convert to something different
trappings
n; outward decorations; ornaments
travail
n; painful physical or mental labor
tremulous
adj; trembling; wavering
trenchant
adj; sarcastic; hateful; critical; forceful and vigorous;
troth
n; pledge of good faith especially in betrothal
truculence
n; aggressiveness; ferocity
truncate
v; cut the top off
tumid
adj; swollen; pompous; bombastic
turbid
adj; muddy
turgid
adj; swollen; distended
turpitude
n; depravity
tutelary
adj; protective; pertaining to a guardianship
tyro
n; beginner; novice