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  1. tacit

    implied by or inferred from actions or statements

    The sentiment here is not tacit, but communicable and overt. Rhys, Ernest

  2. taciturn

    habitually reserved and uncommunicative

    He is of a reserved, taciturn habit, somewhat surly: not talkative even in his cups.Reid, Mayne

  3. tactful

    having a sense of what is considerate in dealing with others

    Lady Ruth went back to her guests, and with the effortless ease of long training, she became once more the gracious and tactful hostess.Oppenheim, E. Phillips (Edward Phillips)

  4. tactile

    of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch

    Researchers are promoting magnetic interfaces for touch screens, which will make operating the touch screen more tactile and reduce excessive tapping. Forbes (Jan 20, 2012)

  5. taint

    contaminate with a disease or microorganism

    The industry, though, hasn’t disclosed what chemicals are used, raising concerns about tainted drinking water supplies and a call for peer-reviewed studies on the effects.

  6. talisman

    a trinket thought to be a magical protection against evil

    Tiny prayer wheels are now a popular car ornament, a talisman to ward off accidents.

  7. tangential

    of superficial relevance if any

    It is terrific fun, but its relation to the theme remains tangential at best.

  8. tangible

    perceptible by the senses, especially the sense of touch

    It has the capacity to change tangible, hard realities through no more than airy nothings, mere gauzy thoughts.

  9. tantalizing

    arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable

    For long, monotonous months she had been struggling against just such cravings, impossible of realization, and therefore all the more tantalizing.Fischer, Anton Otto

  10. tantamount

    being essentially equal to something

    "But keeping rabbits cooped up alone in hutches of the type sold by these big retail chains is just tantamount to cruelty. "

  11. taper

    diminish gradually

    The snow tapered off after the field was cleared for warmups, but it picked back up toward halftime and kept falling with the mercury.Washington Post (Dec 21, 2010)

  12. tariff

    a government tax on imports or exports

    South Korea is dropping a long list of tariffs under the agreement, including stiff taxes on U.S. agricultural goods.Washington Post (Oct 1, 2010)

  13. taunt

    harass with persistent criticism or carping

  14. taut

    pulled or drawn tight

    The stay wires were tightened by turn buckles till they were taut as fiddle strings, assuring stability of the wings.Goldfrap, John Henry

  15. tautological

    characterized by unnecessary repetition

    The expression sounds trite and tautological; but it needs emphasis.Various

  16. tawdry

    tastelessly showy

    A cheap ornament spoils a handsome costume, better none at all; too many ornaments, even if good, look tawdry.Ritter, Thomas Jefferson

  17. tedious

    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    The journey was long and tedious, day after day passing with but few incidents to change the monotony of our progress.Brayton, Matthew

  18. temerity

    fearless daring

    He was confident that he had the backing of the men, and in that confidence grew bold with reckless temerity.Crawford, Will

  19. temperament

    your usual mood

    His bringing up was left to an uncle who had neither understanding nor sympathy for his dreamy and wayward temperament.Various

  20. temporal

    of this earth or world

    There was not room in Italy for two universal rulers, both holding of God, even though one ruled spiritual things and the other temporal.Norway, Arthur H.

  21. temporize

    draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

    I dare say you have often observed this disposition to temporize, or to procrastinate, in people who are labouring under any very poignant sorrow.Poe, Edgar Allan

  22. tenable

    based on sound reasoning or evidence

    "Then you allow his position to be more tenable and reasonable than yours?"Rogers, Henry

  23. tenacity

    persistent determination

    Constancy, persistence, dogged tenacity is certainly the striking feature of Jacob’s character.Dods, Marcus

  24. tenet

    a religious doctrine proclaimed as true without proof

    Mr. Malik, who does not drink, decided that trading so-called pub securities would violate tenets of his faith.New York Times (Apr 15, 2012)

  25. tentative

    hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion

    Here and there, passages of solid, compelling music making were marred by tentative, uncertain moments. New York Times (Mar 5, 2011)

  26. tenuous

    lacking substance or significance

    Watching Belasco's short play in London in 1900, Puccini reportedly was deeply moved — despite his tenuous grasp of the English language.Seattle Times (Apr 25, 2012)

  27. tenure

    the term during which some position is held

    Mr. Marshall's career as Chief Justice extended through a period of more than thirty-four years, which is the longest judicial tenure recorded in history.Various

  28. terminal

    station where vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

    Workers prepare flower orders in the American Airlines cargo terminal at Kennedy International Airport. New York Times (Mar 13, 2012)

  29. termination

    the act of ending something

    This sight made us forget our fatigues, and we hurried on, with fond anticipations of finding a speedy termination to all our sufferings.Marryat, Frederick

  30. terminology

    a system of words used to name things in a discipline

    This building was known, in monastic terminology, as the “Lavabo.”Anonymous

  31. terrain

    a piece of ground having specific characteristics

    Most inhabitants were farmers struggling to coax crops out of the steep and rocky terrain. New York Times (Mar 3, 2012)

  32. terrestrial

    operating or living or growing on land

  33. territory

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

    The war was just a few months old, and the entire Michigan territory had fallen into British hands.Slate (May 25, 2012)

  34. terse

    brief and to the point

    While she stared at him, he uttered the short, terse command: “Hands up!”Seltzer, Charles Alden

  35. tertiary

    coming third in position

    The plan divides roadways into three major categories: arterial, secondary and tertiary.New York Times (Dec 28, 2010)

  36. tessellated

    decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone

    Passing from one pavilion to another over tessellated pavements, we enter apartments rich in mosaics and all manner of precious stones.Field, Henry M. (Henry Martyn)

  37. theocracy

    a political unit governed by a deity

    For in theocracies, to the social evil of the offence is added the impiety committed against the Deity and his representative on earth. R?ville, Albert

  38. theology

    the rational and systematic study of religion

    He had read widely in theology — Saint Augustine and Nietzsche and Reinhold Niebuhr — but he had no formal religious training.Washington Post (Feb 23, 2012)

  39. thermal

    relating to or associated with heat

    The great masses of concrete act as a thermal sink, absorbing heat during the molten days and then radiating warmth at night.New York Times (Feb 16, 2012)

  40. thespian

    of or relating to drama

    True to her thespian inheritance, she played Olivia in Twelfth Night on a student tour of the Highlands and Islands.

  41. threshold

    the entrance for passing through a room or building

    The words are hardly out of her mouth when the door opens and somebody appears upon the threshold.Duchess

  42. thrifty

    mindful of the future in spending money

    He was managing clerk in some mercantile house, and, being a thrifty soul, invested all his spare cash instead of spending it.Peters, Charles

  43. thrive

    grow vigorously

    A naturally outgoing person, Irenstein learned quickly and his dating life began to thrive. Slate (Apr 27, 2012)

  44. throes

    violent pangs of suffering

    He suffered rheumatism in its most acute form, so the coastguard explained between his throes.Creswicke, Louis

  45. throng

    a large gathering of people

    Visitors flocked to Fredericksburg and long before the beginning thousands had gathered, sidewalks, steps and porches were crowded with merry throngs in carnival mood.Goolrick, John T.

  46. throttle

    a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

    Cora slowed down her engine by means of a throttle control that extended up near the wheel. Penrose, Margaret

  47. thrust

    push forcefully

    I cried angrily, thrusting back those who pressed on me most closely.Weyman, Stanley John

  48. thwart

    hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire

    Efforts to learn more were thwarted in January 2007, when the camera channel used by Hubble to acquire the image stopped working.

  49. tirade

    a speech of violent denunciation

    It is an angry, sometimes abusive, but overall articulate and heartfelt tirade about growing up in Gaza.

  50. toady

    a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage

  51. toil

    work hard

  52. token

    a disk that can be used in designated slot machines

    It works on a similar principle as casino chips, or, more directly, arcade tokens.Forbes (Jan 24, 2012)

  53. tome

    a large and scholarly book

    This seems like a particularly troubling trend for academia, where digital books are slowly overtaking the heavy tomes I used to lug around.

  54. topography

    the configuration of a surface and its features

    They land in a lush green jungle whose topography seems to resemble no known place on Earth.Seattle Times (Jul 8, 2010)

  55. torpid

    slow and apathetic

    His energies are suspended, his senses become numbed and torpid—in short, he feels as one who goes to sleep in a snow-storm.Reid, Mayne

  56. torpor

    inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of energy

    Notwithstanding my nervous apprehension, a sleep more like the torpor of lethargy than natural slumber, fell on me at once. Mayer, Brantz

  57. torque

    a twisting force

    Those photons produce very small amounts of torque that can slow the rotation or speed it up.New York Times (Jan 12, 2010)

  58. torrential

    relating to or resulting from the action of a downpour

    Torrential rains killed at least six people in Genoa on Friday, in the worst flooding the port city has seen in years, officials said.New York Times (Nov 5, 2011)

  59. torrid

    extremely hot

  60. torso

    the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

    Her dresses were fitted not only at the waist, but along the torso by a long and pointed bodice stiffened with wood, steel, or whalebone.Reilly, S. A.

  61. totalitarian

    of a system in which the state regulates every realm of life

    Suppression of art and ideas is something that happens in totalitarian regimes, not this country, he added.Seattle Times (Oct 8, 2010)

  62. tout

    advertise in strongly positive terms

    Shock jock Howard Stern, however, didn't hold back at a news conference in New York touting his own new TV gig. Seattle Times (May 11, 2012)

  63. tract

    an extended area of land

    One tract of the mallee scrub, shared between Victoria and South Australia, covers an area of nearly 9000 square miles.Willoughby, Howard

  64. tractable

    easily managed

    By a three months' School course stubborn horses may be made tractable, dangerous horses rendered comparatively safe, uncomfortable brutes easy and reliable.Dodge, Theodore Ayrault

  65. traduce

    speak unfavorably about

    One may "abuse," "assail," or vilify another to his face; he asperses, calumniates, slanders, or traduces him behind his back. Fernald, James Champlin

  66. trajectory

    the path followed by an object moving through space

    Losing altitude, they hurtled on a sloping trajectory toward Washington.Neville, Kris

  67. tranquility

    a state of peace and quiet

    Lifelong fisherman Jay Cassell, deputy editor of Field & Stream magazine, treasures lakeside vacations for the peace and tranquility only one can offer.

  68. transcendental

    existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

    That she should have wanted to captivate Mr. Traffick,—she with her high ideas of some transcendental, more than human, hero!Trollope, Anthony

  69. transcribe

    write out, as from speech or notes

    Hastily procuring pen and ink, he bade Sir Walter sing it over again while he transcribed the words to paper.Bender, Millicent Schwab

  70. transfixed

    having your attention fixated as though witchcraft

    To say that I was transfixed, speechless, fascinated to intoxication by the spell of this marvellous development is no exaggeration.Various

  71. transgression

    the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

    Vietnamese state media prior to the trial reported prosecutors as saying that Mr. Dinh's transgressions represent a "particularly serious violation of national security."Wall Street Journal (Jan 21, 2010)

  72. transient

    lasting a very short time

    Smokers, on the other hand, had wildly transient populations, with species moving in and out—which opened up real estate for the bad bugs.Scientific American (Feb 21, 2012)

  73. transitory

    lasting a very short time

    Positive reviews are blissful but strangely transitory, forgotten within hours.

  74. translucent

    allowing light to pass through diffusely

    It is usually translucent, becoming nearly transparent on immersion in water.Various

  75. transparent

    able to be seen through with clarity

    In looking at any object through a perfectly transparent medium, such as plate glass, we do not perceive any alteration in the real colours.Howard, Frank

  76. transpire

    come about, happen, or occur

    So let’s inaugurate things around here by continuing a hallowed Technologizer tradition: making collective predictions about what will transpire at an upcoming Apple event.

  77. travail

    use of physical or mental energy; hard work

  78. traverse

    travel across

    It had taken them four days to traverse just 25 miles.

  79. travesty

    a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style

    As any comic writer will tell you, one person's humorous homage can easily be another's disrespectful travesty.

  80. treachery

    an act of deliberate betrayal

    By this fatal step Ashburnham incurred the unmerited charge of treachery and disloyalty.Various

  81. tread

    a step in walking or running

    He went out; they could hear his slow, careful tread on each of the slippery stairs.Woolson, Constance Fenimore

  82. treason

    an act of deliberate betrayal

    He was accused of disloyalty and treason, with the greatest heat, everywhere.Day, Clarence

  83. treatise

    a formal text that treats a particular topic systematically

    I purchased the requisite study guides — intimidating, densely worded treatises on gastroenterology, cardiology, geriatrics, hematology and all the specialty areas of internal medicine.New York Times (Nov 3, 2011)

  84. trek

    journey on foot, especially in the mountains

    In the mountains, Mr. Sherpa can spend months trekking over glaciers and negotiating ice falls and treacherous crevasses at nosebleed heights.New York Times (Jan 21, 2012)

  85. tremulous

    quivering as from weakness or fear

    Only his tremulous voice and shaking hand betrayed suffering. Armstrong, W. N.

  86. trenchant

    having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought

  87. trepidation

    a feeling of alarm or dread

    No sign of trepidation or alarm, save the sudden stiffening of her form, was betrayed.Ainsworth, William Harrison

  88. tribulation

    an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

    The students have described their personal trials, tribulations and emotional turmoil in my writing class. New York Times (Feb 15, 2012)

  89. tribunal

    an assembly to conduct judicial business

    "The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court and certain inferior tribunals."Van Buren, Martin

  90. trifling

    not worth considering

    Everything, in fact, was well thought over, and as was subsequently proved, the mistakes that did occur were few and trifling.Bull, Jacob B.

  91. trilogy

    a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject

    Mr. Tucker never finished the third book of what was supposed to be his Stalin trilogy.New York Times (Aug 1, 2010)

  92. triumvirate

    a group of three people responsible for civil authority

  93. troglodyte

    a primitive person who lived in a cave

    The original cave man, the troglodyte, may have got his that way.Paine, Albert Bigelow

  94. truculent

    defiantly aggressive

    Now he turned to behold a huge cock ostrich bearing down upon him with hostility and aggressiveness writ large all over its truculent personality. Mitford, Bertram

  95. truism

    an obvious statement of fact

    They cannot hurt us more than we can be hurt—an obvious truism but one which is often overlooked.Archer, William

  96. truncate

    make shorter as if by cutting off

    “Health care provider” came into vogue as the catchall phrase and was quickly truncated to just “provider.”New York Times (Dec 29, 2011)

  97. tumult

    a state of commotion and noise and confusion

    A scene of confusion and tumult arose in the office, lasting several moments. Palacio Valdés, Armando

  98. turpitude

    a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice

    The cities were berated as hubs of moral turpitude, decadence and greed.Vaknin, Samuel

  99. tutelage

    teaching pupils individually

    The Falcons have even hired mixed martial arts instructors for off-season tutelage in wrestling, boxing and kickboxing.New York Times (Dec 26, 2011)

  100. tyranny

    dominance through threat of punishment and violence

    Alexander Lebedev sees his newspapers as vital forces against tyranny, oppression and corruption.

Created on May 21, 2012 (updated August 11, 2014)

Words That Start With T

  • table (noun)
  • tactful
  • tactless
  • tail (noun)
  • take (verb)
  • takeoff
  • talent (noun)
  • talk (verb)
  • talk (noun)
  • tall (adjective)
  • tank (noun)
  • tap (verb)
  • tap (noun)
  • tape (noun)
  • target (noun)
  • task (noun)
  • taste (noun)
  • taste (verb)
  • tax
  • taxi (verb)
  • tea (noun)
  • teach (verb)
  • teacher
  • team (noun)
  • teammate
  • tear (verb)
  • tear (noun)
  • technical (adjective)
  • technique (noun)
  • technology (noun)

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English words starting with the letter T

Here is a list of commonly used English words starting with the letter "T" with translation and transcription.

table [’teibl] n. table

take [teik] v. take, take
take care of sthg.
take out
take over
take on
take to pieces
take up shorthand take shorthand
take a seat

talk [tɔ:k] v. talk, talk
talk sthg. over — discuss

tame [teim] a. manual, tamed

tan [tœn] n. tan

tank [tœηk] n. tank

tap [tœp] n. crane

tape-recorder ['teip ri'kɔ:də] n. tape recorder

tape-recording [’teip ri’kɔ:diη] n. tape recorder

taxi [’tœksi] n. taxi

tea [ti:] n. tea, afternoon tea

teach [ti:tʃ] v. teach

teacher [’ti:tʃə] n. teacher

technology [tek’nɔlədʒi] n. technology, technique

telephone ['telifoun] n. telephone
over the telephone telescope

televise [‘telivɑiz] v. broadcast on TV

television ['teli'viʒən] n. television

tell [tel] v. tell, talk

temporary ['tempərəri] a. temporary

tender ['tendə] a. gentle, soft

tent [tent] n. tent

term [tə:m] n. quarter (at school)

terrible ['teribl] a. terrible, terrible

terrify ['terifɑi] v. terrify

testimonial [testi’mouniəl] n. certificate, certificate

thank [θœηk] v. grateful

thanks! - thanks!

theater ['θiətə] n. theater

then [pen] adv there
over there - over there

thing [θiη] n. item

think [θiηk] v. think
thing sthg. over - think over

thought [θɔ: t] Pa.T. and Pa.Pple. by think

thrill [θril] v. cause nervous trembling

thriller [’θrilə] n. chiller movie

throw [θrou] v. thrown

thrown [θroun] Pa.Pple. from throw

ticket ['tikit] n. ticket

tide [tɑid] n. tide
tide over - overcome

tie [tɑi] v. tie up

time [tɑim] n. Time,
High Time -it is high time
in no time -instantly
ontime -during
This Time -this time

Time-Table ['tɑim, TEIBL] n. schedule, movements, class schedule

tin [tin] n. can

tire [tɑiə] v. tired

tired ['tɑiəd] a. tired

title ['tɑitl] n. title

toast [toust] n. toast

today [tə’dəi] adv. today

together [tə'geðə] adv. together

told [tould] Pa.T. and Pa.Pple. from tell

tomate [tə’mɑ:tou] n. tomato

tomorrow [tə'mɔrou] adv. tomorrow

tonight [tə'nɑit] adv. tonight

too [tu:] adv. also, too

took [tuk] Pa.T. from take

tool [tu:l] n. tool

tool-shed ['tu:l,ʃed] n. tool shed

toothbrush [’tu:θbrʌʃ] n. toothbrush

top [tɔp] a. upper, highest

touch [tʌtʃ] v. touch, n. touch
get in touch contact

tough [tʌf] a. hard

tour [tuə] n. tour

tourist [’tuərist] n. tourist

towel [’tɑuəl] n. towel

Trade Union [’treid ’ju:njən] n. trade union

traffic [’trœfik] n. street traffic

train [trein] n. train

transit visa ['trœnsit vi:zə] n. transit visa

translation [trœns’leiʃən] n. translation

trap [trœp] n. trap
set a trap - set a trap

travel ['trœvl] v. travel n. travel

traveler [’trœvlə] n. traveler

treat [tri:t] v.
have a treat - content to enjoy

tree [tri:] n. tree

tremendous [tri'mendəs] a. huge, terrible

trial [’trɑiəl] n. sample

trip [trip] n. excursion

triplicate [’triplikit] n. in the expression
in triplicate - in triplicate

trouble [trʌbl] n. anxiety, care, chores

trousers [’trɑuzəz] n. pl. trousers

trust [trʌst] v. trust

truth [tru:θ] n. true

try [trɑi] v. try, try
try on - try on

turn [tə:n] v. turn
turn back turn back
turn into turn into something
turn off - close (faucet), turn off (light)
turn out - exclude, release (products)
turn up - suddenly appear

turn [tə: n] n. in the expression:
it's our turn

TV ['ti: 'vi] n. television

twice [twɑis] adv. double

type [taip] n. write on a typewriter

typical [’tipikəl] a. typical

typing [’tɑipiη] n. writing on a typewriter

type [’tɑiə] n. Tire


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