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tantrum
n.fit of petulance; caprice

the child learn he could have everything if he went into a tantrum
taper
n.candle
tarantula
n.venomous spider
tarry
v.delay; dawdle

we can't tarry if want to get to the airport in time
taut
adj.tight; ready

the captain maintains that he ran a taut ship
tautological
adj.needlessly repetitious

in the sentence " it was visible to the eye" , to the eye is tautological
tawdry
adj.cheap and gaudy

he won a few taudry trinket
taxonomist
n.specialist in classifying (animal)

dental records often enable the taxonomist to classifying animals
tedium
n.boredom; weariness

we hope this radio will help you overcome the tedium of your stay in the hospital
teetotalism
n.abstaining from alcohol

practice teetotalism
temerity
n.boldness;rashness

do you have the temerity to argue with me?
temper
v.moderate; tone down or restrain; toughen(steel)

try to temper your enthusiasm.
tempestuous
adj.stormy; impassioned; violent

he has a tempestuous temperament
tempo
n.speed of music
temporize
v.avoid commiting oneself; gain time

I can't allow you to temporize any further; i must have an answer today
tenacious
adj.holding fast

i have to struggle tp break his tenacious hold onto my arms
tenacity
n.firmness;persistence

police pursue the criminal with tenacity
tender
v.offer; extend

i'll tender my resignation later today
tensile
adj.capable of being stretched
tentative
adj.hesitant; not fully worked out or developed; experimental; not definite or positive

we need a tentative plan
tenuous
adj.thin; rare; slim

The alligence with our allie is held by a tenuous tie
ulterior
adj.situated beyond; unstated and often questionable

you must have an ulterior motive for your behavior
ultimate
adj.final; not susceptible to further analysis
ultimatum
n.last demand; warning
umbrage
n.resentment; anger

she took umbrage at his remark and storm away.
unaccountable
adj.inexplicable; unreasonable or mysterious

i have taken an unaccountable liking to my work.
unanimity
n.complete aggrement

we were surprised by the unanimity with which our proposal was accepted by the different group
unassailable
adjnot subject to question; not open to attack

Her virtue was unassailable. While she waited for her husband to come back from the war, no other men have the chance
unassuaged
adj.unsatisfied; not soothed

her anger is unassuaged by your apology
unassuming
adj.modest

He is so unassuming that people sometimes forget how great he is
unbridled
adj.violent

unbridled wrath
uncanny
adj.strange;mysterious

Kenny has the uncanny ability of dying every show
unconscionable
adj.unscrupulous; excessive

He found the loan shark's demand unconscionable
uncouth
adj.outlandish; clumsy; boorish

She may embarrass you with her uncouth behavior
unction
n.the act of anointing with oil
underlying
adj.fundamental; lying below

the underlying cause of the failed product
undermine
v.weaken; sap

the recent corruption scandals have undermined many people's faith in the city goverment
underscore
v.emphasize

He underscore the importance of good nutrition to runners
undulating
adj.moving with wavelike motion

the HULA dance features an undulating sea of grass skirt
unearth
v.dig up

he was trying to unearth the treasure he burried years ago
unearthly
adj.not earthly; weird

there is an unearthly atmosphere in her work that amzes the casual observer