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table
set aside a resolution or proposal for future consideration
tactile
pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
taint
contaminate, cause to lose purity, modify with a trace of something bad
talisman
charm to bring good luck avert misfortune
tangenital
peripheral, oonly slightly connected, digressing
tanner
person who turns animal hides into leather
tantamount
equivalent in effect or value
tarry
delay, dawdle
taut
tight, ready
tautological
needlessly repetitious
tawdry
cheap and gaudy
temerity
boldness, rashness
tempestuous
story, impassioned, violent
temporal
not lasting forever, limited by time, secular
temporize
avoid committing oneself, gain time
tender
offer, extend
tendentious
having an aim, biased, designed the further a cause
tenet
doctrine, dogma
tensile
capable of being stretched
tenuous
thin, rare, slim
tenure
holding an office, time during which such an office is held
tepid
lukewarm
terminus
last stop of a railroad
testy
irritable, short tempered
thematic
relating to a unifying motif or idea
threadbare
worn through till the threads show, shabby and poor
throes
violent anguish
throng
crowd
torpor
lethargy, sluggishness, dormancy
torrent
rushing stream, flood
torrid
passionate, hot, scorching
thwart
baffle, frustrate
tightwad
excessivley frugal person, miser
tiller
handle used to move boats rudder
timidity
lack of self-confidence or courage
timorous
fearful, demonstrating fear
tirade
extended scolding, denunciation, harangue
titter
nervous laugh
titular
nominal holding of title without obligations
toady
servile flatterer, yesman, sycophant
tome
large volume
tonuic
invigorating, refreshing
tortuous
winding, full of curves
totter
move unsteadily, sway as if about to fall
touchstone
stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys, criterion
tout
publicize, praise excessively
tract
region of land (often imprecisley described), pamphlet
tractable
docile, easily managed
traduce
expose to slander
trajectory
path taken by a projectile
transcendent
surpassing, exceeding ordinary limits, superior
transcribe
copy
transgression
violation of a law, sin
transitory
impermanent, fleeting
transmute
change, convert to something different
transparent
easily detected
transport
strong emotion
trappings
outward decorations, ornaments
travail
painful labor
traverse
go through or across
travesty
comical parody
treacly
sticky sweet, cloyingly sentimental
treatise
article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
tremulous
trembling, wavering
trenchant
cutting, keen
trepidation
fear, nervous apprehension
tribute
tax levied by a ruler
trifling
trivial, unimportant
trinkey
knickknack, bauble
truculence
aggressiveness, ferocity
truism
self-evident trith
tryst
meeting
turbid
muddy, having the sediment disturbed
turgid
swollen, distended
turncoat
traitor
turpitude
depravity
tutelage
guardianship, training
tyro
neophyte, novice, beginner