|20 Aug 2016||troglodyte|
- A member of a primitive people that lived in caves, dens, or holes; a cave dweller.
- One who is regarded as reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
|1 Aug 2014||triskaidekaphobia|
a morbid fear of the number 13 or the date Friday the 13th
--triskaidekaphobic, adjective and noun; triskaidekaphobe, noun
|4 Dec 2016||trice|
A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- used chiefly in the phrase "in a trice."
|24 Dec 2014||trepidation|
- . An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of
paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking;
- . Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion;
fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
|16 Nov 2016||trencherman|
- Characterized by or full of force and vigor; as, "a trenchant analysis."
- Caustic; biting; severe; as, "trenchant criticism."
- Distinct; clear-cut; clearly or sharply defined.
|18 Jun 2016||tremulous|
- Shaking; shivering; quivering; as, a tremulous motion of the hand or the lips; the tremulous leaf of the poplar.
- Affected with fear or timidity; trembling.
- Like, or composed of, treacle.
- Overly sweet or sentimental.
|23 Apr 2015||travail|
- Very hard work; toil.
- Intense pains; agony; anguish.
- Parturition; labor; as, an easy travail.
|8 Sep 2016||transmute|
To change from one nature, form, substance, or state into another; to transform.
|15 Nov 2015||transmogrify|
To change into a different shape; to transform, often with bizarre or humorous effect.
- 1. A kind of net for catching birds, fish, etc.
2. A kind of shackle used for making a horse amble.
3. Something that impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
4. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire.
5. An instrument for drawing ellipses.
6. An instrument for aligning or adjusting parts of a machine.
1. To entangle, as in a net; to enmesh.
2. To hamper; to hinder the activity, progress, or freedom of.
|24 Dec 2013||traduce|
To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.
|16 Jul 2015||tractable|
Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile; manageable;
governable; as, tractable children; a tractable learner.
|25 Apr 2014||tortuous|
- Marked by repeated turns and bends; as, "a tortuous road up the mountain."
- Not straightforward; devious; as, "his tortuous reasoning."
- Highly involved or intricate; as, "tortuous legal procedures."
|25 Dec 2014||torrid|
Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning;
parching; as, ``torrid heat''
- : characterized by intense emotion; as, ``a torrid love affair''
- : emotionally charged and vigorously energetic; as, ``a torrid dance''
|21 Jun 2014||torpid|
- Having lost motion or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
- Dormant; hibernating or estivating.
- Dull; sluggish; apathetic.
|8 Dec 2016||toper|
One who drinks frequently or to excess.
|24 Jul 2015||toothsome|
- Delicious to the taste; palatable; luscious: as, a toothsome pie.
- Agreeable; attractive: as, a toothsome offer.
- Sexually attractive.
|2 Jul 2014||tocsin|
- An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
- A warning.
- 1. An alarm bell, or the ringing of a bell for the purpose of alarm.
2. A warning.
|29 Nov 2014||tmesis|
- in grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, what place soever instead of whatsoever place, or abso-bloody-lutely.
- In grammar and rhetoric, the separation of the parts of a compound word, now generally done for humorous effect; for example, "what place soever" instead of "whatsoever place," or "abso-bloody-lutely."
|30 Dec 2014||tittle-tattle|
- Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.
- An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
|14 Sep 2015||titivate|
To smarten up; to spruce (up).
|23 Apr 2016||tirade|
A long angry speech; a violent denunciation; a prolonged outburst full of censure or abuse.
|9 Oct 2016||tintinnabulation|
A tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells.
|20 Apr 2016||timorous|
- Full of apprehensiveness; timid; fearful.
- Indicating, or caused by, fear.
|25 Nov 2014||thaumaturgy|
- The act or art of performing something wonderful; magic; legerdemain
- A private conversation between two people.
- A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.
|13 Nov 2016||tetchy|
Peevish; testy; irritable.
|25 Dec 2016||terminus|
- The finishing point; the end.
- A boundary; a border; a limit.
- A post or stone marking a boundary.
- Either end of a railroad or other transportation line; also, the station house, town, or city at that place.
|6 Aug 2015||termagant|
A scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman; a shrew.
|13 Jul 2015||tergiversation|
- The act of practicing evasion or of being deliberately ambiguous; subterfuge; evasion.
- The act of abandoning a party or cause.
|12 Aug 2016||tenet|
Any opinion, principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine that a person holds or maintains as true.
|17 Sep 2014||tenebrous|
|11 Sep 2014||tendentious|
Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
- To be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time or delay action.
- To comply with the time or occasion; to yield to prevailing opinion or circumstances.
- To engage in discussions or negotiations so as to gain time (usually followed by 'with').
- To come to terms (usually followed by 'with').
|28 May 2014||temerity|
Unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness.
- Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.
|2 Jan 2014||temerarious|
Recklessly or presumptuously daring; rash.
|8 Feb 2016||teetotaler|
One pledged to entire abstinence from all intoxicating drinks.
|25 Mar 2015||tchotchke|
A trinket; a knickknack; a gewgaw.
|9 Dec 2014||taw|
- a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
|6 Jun 2016||tattoo|
- A rapid, rhythmic drumming or rapping.
- A beat of a drum, or sound of a trumpet or bugle, giving notice to soldiers to go to their quarters at night.
- A display of military exercises given as evening entertainment.
|31 Jul 2016||tatterdemalion|
A person dressed in tattered or ragged clothing; a ragamuffin.
- A petty falsehood; a fib.
- Pretentious nonsense.
|21 Feb 2014||taciturn|
Habitually silent; not inclined to talk.
|12 Dec 2016||syncretic|
Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.