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uncouth
outlandishl clumsy; boorish. MOst biographers portray Lincoln as an uncouth and ungainly young man.
unconscionable
unscrupulous; excessive. She found the loan shark's demands unconscionable and impossible to meet.
uncanny
strange; mysterious. You have the uncanny knack of reading my innermost thoughts.
unbridled
violent. She had a sudden fit of unbridled rage
assuaged
satisfied; not soothed. Her anger is unassuaged by your apology.
unassailable
not subject to question; not open to attack. Penelope's virtue was unassailable; whie she waited for her husband to come back from the war, no other guy had a chance.
unaccountable
unreasonable, inexplicable; or mysterious. I have taken an unaccountable dislike to my doctor; "I do not love thee, Doctor Fell. The reason why, i cannot tell.
umbrage
resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult. She took umbrage at his remarks and stormed away in a huff.
ultimate
final; not susceptible to further analysis. Scientists are searching for the ultimate truths.
ulterior
situated beyond; unstated and often questionable. You must have an ulterior motive for your behavior, since there is no obvious reason for it.
ubiquitous
being everywhere; ominipresent. That Christmas "The Little Drummer Boy' seemed ubiquitous; Justin heard the tune everywhere he went.
tyro
beginner; novice. For a mere tyro, you have produced some marvelous results.
tyranny
oppression; cruel governement. Frederick Douglass fought against the tyranny of slavery throughout his entire life.
typhoon
hurricane
tycoon
wealthy leader. John D. Rockefeller was a prominent tycoon
tutelary
protective; pertaining to a guardianship. I am acting in my tutelary capacity when I refuse to grant you permission to leave the campus
tutelage
guardianship; training. Under the tutelage ofsuch masters of the instrument, she made rapid progress as a virtuoso.
turpitude
depravity. A visitor may be denied admittance to this country is she has been guilty of moral turpitude.
turncoat
traitor, spy. The British considered Benedict Arnold a loyalist; the Americans considered him a turncoat.
turmoil
great commotion and confusion. Lydia runing off with a soldier! Mother fainitng at the new! The Bennet household was in turmoil.
turgid
swollen; distended. The turgid river threatened to overflow the levees and flood the countryside.
tureen
deep dish for serving soup. The waiters brought the soup to the tables in silver tureens.
turbulence
state of violent agitation. Warned of approaching turbulence in the atmosphere, the pilot told the passengers to fasten their seat belts.
turbid
muddy; having the sediment disturbed. The water was turbid after the children had waded through it.
tundra
rolling, treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America. Despite the cold, many geologists are trying to discover valuable mineral deposits in the tundra.
tumult
commotion; riot noise. She could not make herself heard over the tumult of the mob.
tumid
swollen; pompous; bombastic. I especially dislike his tumid style; I prefer writing that is less swollen and bombastic.
tryst
meeting. The lovers kept their tryst even though they realized their danger.
truncate
cut the top off. The top of the cone that aas been truncated in a plane parallel to its base is a circle.
truism
self-evident truth. Many a truism is summed up in a proverb; for example, "Marry in haste, repent at leisure."