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synthesis

n: combining separate material

taciturn

adj: inclined to slience

tedious

adj; long and tiresome

temper

n; heat of mind or passion, shown with outbursts of anger, or resentment

tempo

n; characteristic rate or rhythm

tenacious

adj; tough

tentative

adj; unsure

terrestrial

adj; of or relating to land as distinct from water

terse

adj; neat or effectively concise

tirade

n; a prolonged outburst of bitter

tolerate

v; to put up with

transmogrify

v; to transform

trepidation

n; tremulous fear

trilogy

n; a group of 3 related things

trite

adj; stale

turbulence

n; violent disorder or commotion

ubiquitous

adj; existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time

ulterior

adj; being beyond what is seen

uniformity

n; uniform

unmitigated

adj; not softened or lessened

unobtrusive

adj; not obtrusive

unprecedented

adj; never before known or experienced

unscathed

adj; unharmed

unwarranted

n; no authorization

vacillation

n; unsteady movement

vagrant

n; a person who wanders and does not have a permanent home or employment

venerate

v; to regard or treat with reverance

verbose

adj; wordy

vernacular

adj; using plain, everyday language

viable

adj; capable of living

vilify

v; to speak ill of

virtuoso

n; a person who has special skill or knowledge in a field

virulent

adj; actively poisonous

vociferous

adj; crying out noisily

vogue

n; popularity

volatile

adj; evaporating rapidly

voracious

adj; craving or consuming large quantities of food

wanton

adj; used, done, shown, etc maliciously

whimsical

adj; given to fanciful notions

wrath

n; strong anger

writhe

v; to twist the body about as in pain

xenophobia

n; an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers

xerothermic

adj; of or relating to the condition of being dry and hot

xerox

a brand name for a copying machine

Yahweh

name of God

yarmulke

a skull cap worn during prayer and other religious practices

yen

aluminum coin

zoophilous

adapted to pollination by animals

zucchetto

a small skull cap worn by Roman Catholics

zythum

beer of ancient times