Competitive Exams: Word List: Vocabulary T

Word List: T

  • taciturn: Untalkative, silent
  • talon: Claw of a bird of prey
  • tamp: Tap or drive down by repeated light blows
  • tamper: Interfere with
  • tangential: Suddenly changeable
  • tarnished: Lost brightness
  • taunt: Contemptuous reproach, hurtful remark
  • taut: Tightly stretched
  • tautology: a repetition, a redundancy
  • tawdry: Cheap, gaudy, showy, tacky
  • tease: Annoy; puzzling question
  • tedious: Tiresome
  • teetotal: Oppose to alcohol
  • temerity: Boldness, brashness, intrepidness
  • temperance: Abstinence from alcohol, self-control, moderation
  • temperate: Showing self-control
  • tenacity: Firmness, persistency, adhesiveness, tending to hang on
  • tenuous: Insubstantial, flimsy, weak
  • terse: Brief and to the point
  • thrift: Care, economy, thriving, prosperous
  • timid: Shy, easily frightened
  • timorous: Fearful, timid, afraid
  • tolerable: Fairly good
  • tonic: Smth giving strength or energy
  • topple: Be unsteady and overturn
  • torment: Severe pain or suffering
  • torpid: Sleeping, sluggish, lethargic, dormant
  • tortuous: Full of twists and bends
  • tout: Person who worries others to buy smth, to use his service
  • touting: Act as tout
  • toy: Think not seriously, handle absent-mindedly
  • tractable: Easily controlled or guided
  • transgress: Break, go beyond (a limit)
  • transient: Temporary, fleeting
  • transitory: Brief
  • trenchant: Forceful, effective, vigorous; extremely perceptive, incisive
  • trend: Tendency, general direction
  • trepidation: Alarm, excited state of mind
  • trifling: Unimportant
  • trite: Not new
  • truculence: Aggressiveness, ferocity
  • trudge: Walk heavily
  • turbid: Muddy, having the sediment stirred up
  • turbulence: Being uncontrolled, violent
  • turgid: Excessively ornate; swollen or bloated
  • turmoil: Trouble, disturbance
  • turpitude: Wickedness, shamefulness
  • tyro: Tiro, beginner
  • taciturn: Disinclined to conversation. Taut: Stretched tight.
  • temerity: Foolhardy disregard of danger; recklessness. Terse: Pithy.
  • timorous: Lacking courage. Torpid: Dull; sluggish; inactive. Torrid: Excessively hot.
  • tortuous: Abounding in irregular bends or turns. Tractable: Easily led or controlled. Transgress: To break a law.
  • transient: One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
  • transitory: Existing for a short time only.
  • travail: Hard or agonizing labor.
  • travesty: A grotesque imitation.
  • trenchant: Cutting deeply and quickly.
  • trepidation: Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
  • trite: Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
  • truculence: Ferocity.
  • truculent: Having the character or the spirit of a savage. Turbid: In a state of turmoil; muddled