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topography
n. physical features of a region
torpor
n. lethargy; sluggishness
torrent
n. rushing stream; flood
torrid
adj. passionate; hot or scorching
torso
n. trunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
tortuous
adj. winding; full of curves
totter
v. move unsteadily; sway, as if about to fail
touchstone
n. stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion
touchy
adj. sensitive; irascible
tout
v. publicize; praise excessively
toxic
adj. poisonous
tract
n. region of land (often imprecisely described); pamphlet
tractable
adj. docile; easily managed
traduce
v. expose to slander
trajectory
n. path taken by a projectile
tranquility
n. calmness; peace
transcendent
adj. surpassing; exceeding ordinary limits; superior
transcribe
v. copy
transgression
n. violation of a law; sin
transient
adj. momentary; temporary; staying for a short time
transition
n. going from one state of action to another
transitory
adj. impermanent; fleeting
translucent
adj. partly transparent
transmute
v. change; convert to something different
transparent
adj. easily detected; permitting light to pass through freely
transport
n. strong emotion
trappings
n. outward decorations; ornaments
traumatic
adj. pertaining to an injury caused by violence
travail
n. painful physical or mental labor; drudgery; torment
traverse
v. go through or across
travesty
n. harshly distorted imitation; parody; debased likeness
treacly
adj. sticky sweet; cloyingly sentimental
treatise
n. article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
trek
n. travel; journey
tremor
n. trembling; slight quiver
tremulous
adj. trembling; wavering
trenchant
adj. forceful and vigorous; cutting
trepidation
n. fear; nervous apprehension
trespass
v. unlawfully enter the boundaries of some else's property
tribute
n. tax levied by a ruler; mark of respect
trifling
adj. trivial; unimportant
trigger
v. set off
trite
adj. hackneyed; commonplace
trivial
adj. unimportant; trifling
trough
n. container for feeding farm animals; lowest point (of a wave, business cycle, etc.)
truculence
n. aggressiveness; ferocity
truism
n. self-evident truth
truncate
v. cut the top off
tryst
n. meeting
tumult
n. commotion; riot; noise
tundra
n. rolling, treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America
turbid
adj. muddy; having the sediment disturbed
turbulence
n. state of violent agitation
turgid
adj. swollen; distended
turmoil
n. great commotion and confusion
turncoat
n. traitor
turpitude
n. depravity
tutelage
n. guardianship; training
tycoon
n. wealthy leader
typhoon
n. tropical hurricane or cyclone
tyranny
n. oppression; cruel government
tyro
n. beginner; novice
ubiquitous
adj. being everywhere; omnipresent