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transmit v
To send trough or across
transmute v
To change in nature, substance, or form
transparent adj
Easy to see through or understand
transpire v
To come to pass
transplant v
To remove and plant in another place
transposition n
The act of reversing the order or changing the place of
transverse adj
Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction
travail n
Hard or agonizing labor
travesty n
A grotesque imitation
treacherous adj
Perfidious
treachery n
Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith
treasonable adj
Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance
treatise n
An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts
treble adj
Multiplied by three
trebly adv
Triply
tremendous adj
Awe-inspiring
tremor n
An involuntary trembling or shivering
tremulous adj
Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness
trenchant adj
Cutting deeply and quickly
trepidation n
Nervous uncertainty of feeling
trestle n
An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railway-bridge
triad n
A group of three persons of things
tribune n
Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper
trickery n
Artifice
tricolor adj
Of three colors
tricycle n
A three-wheeled vehicle
trident n
The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune
triennial adj
Taking place every third year
trimness n
Neatness
trinity n
A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance
trio n
Three things grouped or associated together
triple adj
Threefold
triplicate adj
Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts
triplicity n
The state of being triple or threefold
tripod n
A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument
trisect v
To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts
trite adj
Made commonplace by frequent repetition
triumvir n
One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority
trivial adj
Of little importance or value
troublesome adj
Burdensome
truculence n
Ferocity
truculent adj
Having the character or the spirit of a savage
truism n
A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof
truthful adj
Veracious
turgid adj
Swollen
turpitude n
Depravity
tutelage n
The act of training or the state of being under instruction
tutelar adj
Protective
tutorship n
The office of a guardian
twinge n
A darting momentary local pain
typical adj
Characteristic
typify v
To serve as a characteristic example of
typographical adj
Pertaining to typography or printing
typography n
The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter
tyrannical adj
Despotic
tyranny n
Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated
tyro n
One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession
ubiquitous adj
Being present everywhere
ulterior adj
Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of
ultimate adj
Beyond which there is nothing else
ultimatum n
A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions
ultramundane adj
Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life
ultramontane adj
Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side)
umbrage n
A sense of injury
unaccountable adj
Inexplicable
unaffected adj
Sincere
unanimous adj
Sharing the same views or sentiments
unanimity n
The state or quality of being of one mind
unavoidable adj
Inevitable
unbearable adj
Unendurable
unbecoming adj
Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings
unbelief n
Doubt
unbiased adj
Impartial, as judgment
unbridled adj
Being without restraint
uncommon adj
Rare
unconscionable adj
Ridiculously or unjustly excessive
unconscious adj
Not cognizant of objects, actions, etc
unction n
The art of anointing as with oil
unctuous adj
Oily
undeceive v
To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs
undercharge v
To make an inadequate charge for
underexposed adj
Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography
undergarment n
A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments
underman v
To equip with less than the full complement of men
undersell v
To sell at a lower price than
undersized adj
Of less than the customary size
underhanded adj
Clandestinely carried on
underlie v
To be the ground or support of
underling n
A subordinate
undermine v
To subvert in an underhand way
underrate v
To undervalue
understate v
To fail to put strongly enough, as a case
undervalue v
To underestimate
underworld n
Hades
underwrite v. To issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance.

undue adj
More than sufficient
undulate v
To move like a wave or in waves
undulous adj
Resembling waves
unfavorable adj
Adverse
ungainly adj
Clumsy
unguent n
Any ointment or lubricant for local application
unicellular adj
Consisting of a single cell
univalence n
Monovalency
unify v
To cause to be one
unique adj
Being the only one of its kind
unison n
A condition of perfect agreement and accord
unisonant adj
Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord
Unitarian adj
Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity
unlawful adj
Illegal
unlimited adj
Unconstrained
unnatural adj
Artificial
unnecessary adj
Not essential under the circumstances
unsettle v
To put into confusion
unsophisticated adj
Showing inexperience
unspeakable adj
Abominable
untimely adj
Unseasonable
untoward adj
Causing annoyance or hindrance
unutterable adj
Inexpressible
unwieldy adj
Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape
unwise adj
Foolish
unyoke v
To separate
up-keep n
Maintenance
upbraid v
To reproach as deserving blame
upcast n
A throwing upward
upheaval n
Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition
upheave v
To raise or lift with effort
uppermost adj
First in order of precedence
uproarious adj
Noisy
uproot v
To eradicate
upturn v
To throw into confusion
urban adj
Of, or pertaining to, or like a city
urbanity n
Refined or elegant courtesy
urchin n
A roguish, mischievous boy
urgency n
The pressure of necessity
usage n
Treatment
usurious adj
Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned
usurp v
To take possession of by force
usury n
The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law
utilitarianism n
The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency
utility n
Fitness for some desirable practical purpose
utmost n
The greatest possible extent
vacate v
To leave
vaccinate v
To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox
vacillate v
To waver
vacuous adj
Empty
vacuum n
A space entirely devoid of matter
vagabond n
A wanderer
vagrant n
An idle wanderer
vainglory n
Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity
vale n
Level or low land between hills
valediction n
A bidding farewell
valedictorian n
Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution
valedictory n
A parting address
valid adj
Founded on truth
valorous adj
Courageous
vapid adj
Having lost sparkling quality and flavor
vaporizer n
An atomizer
variable adj
Having a tendency to change
variance n
Change
variant n
A thing that differs from another in form only, being the same in essence or substance
variation n
Modification
variegate v
To mark with different shades or colors
vassal n
A slave or bondman
vaudeville n
A variety show
vegetal adj
Of or pertaining to plants
vegetarian n
One who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable
vegetate v
To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties
vegetation n
Plant-life in the aggregate
vegetative adj
Pertaining to the process of plant-life
vehement adj
Very eager or urgent
velocity n
Rapid motion
velvety adj
Marked by lightness and softness
venal adj
Mercenary, corrupt
vendible adj
Marketable
vendition n
The act of selling
vendor n
A seller
veneer n
Outside show or elegance
venerable adj
Meriting or commanding high esteem
venerate v
To cherish reverentially
venereal adj
Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse
venial adj
That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin
venison n
The flesh of deer
venom n
The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete
venous adj
Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins
veracious adj
Habitually disposed to speak the truth
veracity n
Truthfulness
verbatim adv
Word for word
verbiage n
Use of many words without necessity
verbose adj
Wordy
verdant adj
Green with vegetation
verification n
The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate
verify v
To prove to be true, exact, or accurate
verily adv
In truth
verity n
Truth
vermin n
A noxious or troublesome animal
vernacular n
The language of one's country
vernal adj
Belonging to or suggestive of the spring
versatile adj
Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects
version n
A description or report of something as modified by one's character or opinion
vertex n
Apex
vertical adj
Lying or directed perpendicularly to the horizon
vertigo n
Dizziness
vestige n
A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone
vestment n
Clothing or covering
veto n
The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment
vicarious adj
Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another
viceroy n
A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province
vicissitude n
A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune
vie v
To contend
vigilance n
Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger
vigilant adj
Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety
vignette n
A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually
vincible adj
Conquerable
vindicate v
To prove true, right, or real
vindicatory adj
Punitive
vindicative adj
Revengeful
vinery n
A greenhouse for grapes
viol n
A stringed instrument of the violin class
viola n
A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin
violator n
One who transgresses
violation n
Infringement
violoncello n
A stringed instrument held between the player's knees
virago n
A bold, impudent, turbulent woman
virile adj
Masculine
virtu n
Rare, curious, or beautiful quality
virtual adj
Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance
virtuoso n
A master in the technique of some particular fine art
virulence n
Extreme poisonousness
virulent adj
Exceedingly noxious or deleterious
visage n
The face, countenance, or look of a person
viscount n
In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage
vista n
A view or prospect
visual adj
Perceptible by sight
visualize v
To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation
vitality n
The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance
vitalize v
To endow with life or energy
vitiate v
To contaminate
vituperable adj
Deserving of censure
vivacity n
Liveliness
vivify v
To endue with life
vivisection n
The dissection of a living animal
vocable n
a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound
vocative adj
Of or pertaining to the act of calling
vociferance n
The quality of making a clamor
vociferate v
To utter with a loud and vehement voice
vociferous adj
Making a loud outcry
vogue n
The prevalent way or fashion
volant adj
Flying or able to fly
volatile adj
Changeable
volition n
An act or exercise of will