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synopsis
summary or outline
taciturn
untalkative silent
tadpole
form of a frog when it leaves the egg
talon
claw of a bird of prey
tamp
tap or drive down by repeated light blows
tamper
interfere with
tangential
suddenly changeable
tarnished
lost brightness
tassel
bunch of threads
taunt
contemptuous reproach hurtful remark
taut
tightly stretched
tautology
a repetition a redundancy
tawdry
cheap gaudy showy tacky
teetotal
oppose to alcohol
temerity
boldness brashness intrepidness
temperance
abstinence from alcohol self-control moderation
temperate
showing self-control
tenacity
firmness persistency adhesiveness tending to hang on
tenuous
insubstantial flimsy weak
tepid
lukewarm
terse
brief and to the point
testiness
witness/evidence
thrift
care economy thriving prosperous
thwart
obstruct/frustrate
timid
shy easily frightened
timorous
fearful timid afraid
toady
obsequious flatterer
tonic
smth giving strength or energy
topple
be unsteady and overturn
torment
severe pain or suffering
torpid
sleeping sluggish lethargic dormant
torque
twisting force causing rotation
tortuous
devious/not straightforward
tout
person who worries others to buy smth to use his service
tractable
easily controlled or guided
transgress
break go beyond (a limit)
transient
temporary fleeting
transitory
brief
travesty
parody/imitation
trenchant
forceful effective vigorous extremely perceptive incisive
trepidation
alarm excited state of mind
trickle
flow in drops
trifling
unimportant
trite
not new
truce
(agreement) stop of fighting for a time
truculence
aggressiveness ferocity
trudge
walk heavily
turbid
muddy having the sediment stirred up
turbulence
being uncontrolled violent
turgid
excessively ornate swollen or bloated
turmoil
trouble disturbance
turpitude
wickedness shamefulness
turquoise
greenish-blue precious stone
tyro
tiro beginner
ubiquitous
present everywhere
ulterior
situated beyond
umbrage
offense resentment
uncouth
rough awkward
underbid
make a lower bid then smb else
undermine
weaken gradually at the base make smth under
undulate
to move in wavelike fashion fluctuate
unearth
discover and bring to light
unencumbered
easy-going trifle
unfeigned
not pretended sincere
unscathed
unharmed unhurt
untoward
unfortunate inconvenient
upbraid
scold reproach
urbane
elegant refined in manners
vacillation
being uncertain hesitating
vagary
strange act or idea
vain
without use result conceited
valiant
brave
valorous
brave
vanquish
conquer
veer
change direction
venal
ready to do smth dishonest
veneer
surface appearance covering the TRUE nature
veneration
regard with deep respect
veracity
truth
verdant
fresh and green
verisimilitude
appearing TRUE or real
veritable
real rightly named
verve
spirit vigor enthusiasm
vestige
trace or sign
vex
annoy distress trouble
vigilance
watchfulness self-appointed group who maintain order
vigilant
member of a vigilance committee
vigorous
strong energetic
vilify
slander say evil things
vindictive
having a desire to revenge
virago
a loud domineering woman a scold or nag
visceral
of the internal organs of the body
viscous
sticky/semi-fluid
vitiate
lower the quality weaken the strength
vituperate
curse abuse in words
vivacious
lively high-spirited
volatile
changeable inconstant fickle unstable explosive
volubility
fluency verbosity easy use of spoken language
voluble
fluent
waffle
talk vaguely and without much result
waft
scent waving movement carry lightly through
wag
merry person
warmonger
person who stirs up war
warrant
authority written order guarantee
wean
to turn away (from a habit)
weigh
measure hoe heavy smth is
welter
turmoil a bewildering jumble
wend
to go proceed
whimsical
full of odd and fanciful ideas
wince
show bodily or mental pain
woo
try to win
writ
written order
yarn
tale story fibers for knitting