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tableau
a graphic picture
taboo
prohibited act
tacit
expressed without words
taciturn
silent; talking little
tactile
pertaining to the sense of touch
taint
to contaminate; corrupt
talisman
a charm
tally
to add up
tangent
touching or a change of course
tantalize
tease
tantamount
equal
tarry
delay
taunt
to ridicule
taut
tight; ready
tawdry
cheap and gaudy
tedious
boring; tiring
temerity
boldness
temper
restrain; toughen
temperate
mild or self-controlled
temporal
not lasting forever
temporize
avoid committing oneself; gain time
tenacious
holding fast
tenacity
persistency
tendentious
biased
tenet
doctrine; beliefs
tensile
capable of being stretched
tentative
temporary; hesitant
tenuous
rare; slim
tenure
time of holding an office
tepid
lukewarm
terminate
to end
terminus
last stop
terrestrial
earthly
terse
brief
testy
irritable
therapeutic
pertaining to the treatment of disease
thermal
pertaining to heat
thesaurus
a book of synonyms and antonyms; a dictionary
thespian
an actor
thrall
a slave
threnody
a funeral song
throes
a violent struggle; in agony
throng
a crowd
thwart
to prevent
timorous
cowardly
tinge
a trace
tirade
an angry speech
titanic
huge
titillate
to excite
titter
a nervous laugh
token
a symbol; unimportant
tome
a large book
toothsome
tasty
torpid
sluggish
torsion
twisting; bending
torso
the trunk of the human body
tortuous
twisting or winding
touchstone
standard; benchmark
tractable
easy to manage
traduce
to slander
trait
a characteristic
tranquil
calm
transcend
to go beyond
transcendental
supernatural
transgression
a violation
transient
temporary
transitory
brief
translucent
letting light through
transmute
to change from one form to another
transparent
easily seen through
transpire
to occur
trappings
articles of dress or equipment
trauma
a shock
travail
hard work
travesty
a poor imitation
treacherous
disloyal or dangerous
treatise
a book about one particular subject
treble
three times as much
tremulous
trembling
trenchant
vigorous or effective
trepidation
fear
tribulation
trouble
tributary
a stream flowing into a river
tribute
a gift to show respect
trinity
a group of three
trite
worn out or commonplace
trivia
things that are very unimportant
truckle
to submit
truculent
brutal or cruel
truism
obvious truth
truncate
to shorten
truncheon
a club
tryst
a secret meeting
tumid
swollen
tumult
great noise
turbid
unclear
turgid
swollen
turpitude
shameful behavior
tussle
a fight
tutelage
instruction; under a tutor
twain
two
tyro
a beginner