GRE Word List-T

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tablet :small round piece of medicine; flat piece of stone or metal bearing an inscription
tacit: understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words
taciturn: habitually silent; talking little
tact: skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
tactful :careful no to cause offence
tactile: pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
taint: contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad
takeoff :burlesque; act of leaving the ground
talisman: charm; object believed to give supernatural powers to or protect its bearer
talon :claw of bird
tan: convert (hide) into leather; make brown by exposure to the sun
tangential: only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence
tangible : able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand
tanner: person who turns animal hides into leather
tantalize : tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment
tantamount: equivalent in effect or value
tantrum: fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice
taper: very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object
tarantula: venomous spider
tardy: slow; sluggish; not on time; late
tarnish: make or become dull or discolored
tarry: linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
tart: sharp to the taste; acid-tasting; caustic; sarcastic
tatter: torn piece of cloth
tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
taunt: deride or provoke; challenge in derision
taut: tight strained; tense; ready
tautological: needlessly repetitious
tautology: needless repetition of the same sense
tawdry : cheap and gaudy
tawny : brownish yellow
taxonomist: specialist in classifying (animals, etc.)
tedium : boredom; weariness
teetotalism : practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks
temerity: boldness; nerve; rashness
temper : moderate; make less severe; tone down or restrain; toughen (steel) as by alternate heating and cooling
temperament: characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess
temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper
temperate: moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature
temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks
tempestuous: stormy; violent; impassioned
tempest: violent storm
tempo :speed of music
temporal: of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
temporize: gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
tenacious: holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
tenacity: firmness; persistence
tenancy: possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant’s occupancy
tenant :one that pays rent to use property owned by another
tend: have a tendency; take care of; minister; serve at; apply one’s attention; attend
tendentious: promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause
tender: offer formally; extend
tender :young and vulnerable; sensitive to the touch; sore; soft; delicate
tenet :doctrine; dogma
tensile: capable of being stretched; of tension
tension :stretching; condition of being stretched; mental strain; strained relationship between groups
tentative: not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental
tenuous: thin; slim; rare
tenure: holding of an office or real estate; time during which such an office is held
tepid :lukewarm; slightly warm; half-hearted; not eager
terminal: part that forms the end; railroad or bus station
termination: end
terminology: terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature
terminus :last stop of railroad; end
terrestrial: on or relating to the earth
terse :concise; abrupt; pithy
tertiary :third in order or rank
tessellated :mosaic; inlaid
testator :maker of a will
testy :irritable; impatient and bad-tempered; short-tempered
tether: tie (an animal) with a rope or tether
thematic :of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
theocracy :government run by religious leaders
theoretical :based on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical
therapeutic: curative

thermal: pertaining to heat; producing heat; warm
thesis: opinion put forward and supported by reasoned arguments
thespian :pertaining to drama
thrall: slave; bondage; slavery
thrash :beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer
Threadbare: worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed
threat :sign or warning (of coming danger)
thresh: beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
thrifty :careful about money; economical
thrive: prosper; flourish
throb: (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently
throes: violent anguish
throng: crowd (of people or things)
throttle: strangle; regulate the speed of with a throttle
thwart :block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
tickle: touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter; please
tightwad :miser; excessively frugal person
tiller: handle used to move boat’s rudder (to steer)
timbre: quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument
timidity: lack of self-confidence or courage
timorous: fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
tinge: give a slight degree of a color or quality to
tint :slight degree of color
tipple: drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently
tirade: long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
titanic: gigantic
tithe :tax of one-tenth (contributed to a church)
titillate: tickle; excite pleasantly
title: name (of a book, film, etc.); mark of rank; formal appellation as of rank or office
titter: nervous giggle; nervous laugh
titular :of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations
toady :servile flatterer; yes man; sycophant
toga :Roman outer robe
token :outward sign
toll: sound (a large bell) slowly at regular intervals
tome :large volume; book
tonsure: shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders
topography :physical features of a region (such as the shape and height)
topple: become unsteady and fall down
torpedo: underwater explosive apparatus
torpor: lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy
torpid : lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
torque :twisting force; force producing rotation
torrent :rushing stream; flood
torrid: (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate
torso: trunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
tortuous: winding; full of curves
toss: throw lightly; move or lift (the head) with a sudden motion; flip (a coin) to decide something
totem: animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this
totter: shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
touching: causing a feeling of pity or sympathy; pathetic
touch : cause to feel pity or sympathy
touchstone: stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
touchy :oversensitive; easily offended; irascible; delicate
tout: promote or publicize (one’s goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement)
toxic: poisonous
tract propaganda: pamphlet (esp. by a religious or political group); expanse of land
tractable: docile; easily managed
traduce: expose to slander
trajectory :path taken by a projectile
tramp :walk with a heavy step; travel on foot
trample :step heavily with the feet; crush under the feet
trance :hypnotic state; ecstatic state; detachment from one’s physical surrounding
tranquility :calmness; peace
transcendent: exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing
transcend : go beyond; exceed; surpass
transcendental: going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences
transcribe: copy; write a copy of
transgression: violation of a law; sin
transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
transient: staying for a short time; momentary; temporary
transition :going from one state of action to another
transitory: transient; impermanent; fleeting
translucent: partly transparent
transmute :transform; change; convert to something different
transparent :permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear
transpire: (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen
transport :strong emotion; rapture
transpose: reverse the order or position of
trappings: outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
traumatic: (of an experience) deeply shocking; pertaining to an injury caused by violence
travail :strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
traverse :go through or across
travesty :copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing
tread :walk; trample
treasure: keep as precious; cherish
treatise :article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
trek: travel; journey
tremor: trembling; slight quiver (as of the earth or from nervous agitation)
tremulous: trembling; wavering
trenchant :cutting; incisive; keen
trepidation: fear; nervous apprehension
tribulation: suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
tribunal :court of justice
tribune :official of ancient Rome elected by the plebian to protect their rights
tribute: tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission
trickle: flow in drops or in a thin stream
trickster: person who cheats people
trident :three-pronged spear
trifle :something of little importance or value; small amount
trifling :trivial; unimportant
trigger: set off; start
trilogy: group of three related works (connected by a shared subject but each complete in itself)
trim: make neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary
tidy: in good order
trinket: knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
trite: hackneyed; commonplace
trivia: trifles; unimportant matters
troth : pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal
trough: long narrow container for feeding farm animals; lowest point (of a wave, business cycle, etc.)
truculence: aggressiveness; ferocity
truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
truism: self-evident truth
truncate: cut the top off; shorten
trunk :main wooden stem of a tree; human body excluding the head and limbs; torso
tryst :meeting arranged by lovers; arrangement between lovers to meet
tumid : (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
tumult :commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar
tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
tundra: rolling treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America
turbid: (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
turbulence: state of violent agitation
turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
tureen :deep dish for serving soup
turgid :swollen; distended (as from liquid)
turmoil :extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion
turpitude:depravity; baseness
tutelage: guardianship; training; function of a tutor
tutelary :protective; pertaining to a guardianship
tycoon :wealthy and powerful businessperson
typhoon: tropical hurricane or cyclone
tyranny :oppression; cruel government
tyrannical : despotic
tyrannize : treat tyrannically; oppress
tyro : beginner; novice

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