GRE TU.txt

  1. tacit
    understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
  2. taciturn
    habitually silent; talking little
  3. tactile
    pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
  4. tact
    skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
  5. taint
    contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
  6. talisman
    charm; object believed to give supernatural powers to or protect its bearer
  7. talon
    claw of bird
  8. tangential
    only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
  9. tangible
    able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof
  10. tanner
    person who turns animal hides into leather
  11. tan
    convert (hide) into leather; make brown by exposure to the sun
  12. tantalize
    tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
  13. tantamount
    equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
  14. tantrum
    fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
  15. taper
    very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
  16. tarantula
    venomous spider
  17. tarry
    linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
  18. taut
    tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
  19. tautological
    needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
  20. tawdry
    cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
  21. taxonomist
    specialist in classifying (animals
  22. tedium
    boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
  23. teetotalism
    practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
  24. temerity
    boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
  25. temper
    moderate; make less severe; tone down or restrain; toughen (steel) as by alternate heating and cooling
  26. temperament
    characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
  27. temperate
    moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
  28. tempestuous
    stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
  29. tempo
    speed of music
  30. temporal
    of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
  31. temporize
    gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
  32. tenacious
    holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
  33. tenacity
    firmness; persistence
  34. tendentious
    promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
  35. tender
    offer formally; extend; Ex. tender one's resignation/the exact fare; N: formal offer; money; Ex. legal tender; ADJ: young and vulnerable; sensitive to the touch; sore; soft; delicate; Ex. child of tender years; Ex. tender wound
  36. tenet
    doctrine; dogma
  37. tensile
    capable of being stretched; of tension; Ex. tensile rubber
  38. tension
    stretching; condition of being stretched; mental strain; strained relationship between groups or people
  39. tentative
    not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
  40. tenuous
    thin; slim; rare
  41. tenure
    holding of an office or real estate; time during which such an office is held
  42. tepid
    lukewarm; slightly warm; �������; half-hearted; not eager; Ex. tepid reaction to the new film; Ex. tepid supporter
  43. termination
    end; V. terminate
  44. terminology
    terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature
  45. terminus
    last stop of railroad; end
  46. terminal
    part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
  47. terrestrial
    on or relating to the earth
  48. terse
    concise; abrupt; pithy
  49. tertiary
    third in order or rank
  50. tessellated
    mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
  51. testator
    maker of a will; CF. testatrix
  52. testy
    irritable; impatient and bad-tempered; short-tempered; N. testiness
  53. tether
    tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
  54. thematic
    of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
  55. theocracy
    government run by religious leaders
  56. theoretical
    based on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical
  57. therapeutic
    curative; N. therapy
  58. thermal
    pertaining to heat; producing heat; warm; Ex. thermal bath; N: rising current of warm air
  59. thespian
    pertaining to drama; N: actor or actress
  60. drama
    prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation
  61. thrall
    slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
  62. threadbare
    worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
  63. thrifty
    careful about money; economical; N. thrift
  64. thrive
    prosper; flourish
  65. throes
    violent anguish
  66. throng
    crowd (of people or things); V.
  67. throttle
    strangle; regulate the speed of with a throttle; N: valve that regulates the flow; CF. throat ?
  68. strangle
    kill by choking or suffocating; suppress
  69. thwart
    block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
  70. tightwad
    miser; excessively frugal person
  71. tiller
    handle used to move boat's rudder (to steer)
  72. timbre
    quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
  73. timidity
    lack of self-confidence or courage
  74. timorous
    fearful; timid; demonstrating fear
  75. tipple
    drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
  76. tirade
    long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
  77. tardy
    slow; sluggish; not on time; late; Ex. tardy arrival
  78. titanic
    gigantic; N. titan
  79. tithe
    tax of one-tenth (contributed to a church); V: pay a tithe
  80. titillate
    tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
  81. tickle
    touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter; please
  82. title
    name (of a book
  83. titter
    nervous giggle; nervous laugh; V.
  84. titular
    of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
  85. toady
    servile flatterer; yes man; sycophant; V: be a toady to; fawn
  86. toga
    Roman outer robe
  87. tome
    large volume; book
  88. handsome
    large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
  89. tonsure
    shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
  90. topography
    physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
  91. torpedo
    underwater explosive apparatus; V.
  92. torpor
    lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
  93. torque
    twisting force; force producing rotation
  94. torrent
    rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
  95. torrid
    (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
  96. torso
    trunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
  97. trunk
    main wooden stem of a tree; human body excluding the head and limbs; torso; prehensile nose of an elephant
  98. tortuous
    winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
  99. totter
    shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
  100. touchstone
    stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
  101. touchy
    oversensitive; easily offended; irasible; delicate; needing delicate handling; Ex. touchy situation
  102. tout
    promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
  103. toxic
    poisonous; N. toxicity
  104. tract
    propaganda pamphlet (esp. by a religious or political group); expanse of land; region of indefinite size; system of related organs; Ex. digestive tract
  105. tractable
    docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
  106. traduce
    expose to slander
  107. trajectory
    path taken by a projectile; Ex. trajectory of a bullet
  108. elevation
    elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
  109. tranquillity
    calmness; peace
  110. transcendent
    exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
  111. transcendental
    going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
  112. transcribe
    copy; write a copy of; N. transcription
  113. transgression
    violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
  114. transient
    staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
  115. transition
    going from one state of action to another
  116. transitory
    transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
  117. translucent
    partly transparent
  118. transmute
    transform; change; convert to something different
  119. transparent
    permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
  120. transpire
    (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
  121. transport
    strong emotion; rapture; Ex. in a transport/transports of; V: move to strong emotion; enrapture
  122. trappings
    outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
  123. traumatic
    (of an experience) deeply shocking; pertaining to an injury caused by violence; N. trauma: serious wound; emotional shock that causes lasting psychological damage
  124. travail
    strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
  125. traverse
    go through or across
  126. travesty
    copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
  127. treatise
    article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
  128. trek
    travel; journey; V: make a long difficult journey
  129. tremor
    trembling; slight quiver (as of the earth or from nervous agitation)
  130. tremulous
    trembling; wavering
  131. trenchant
    cutting; incisive; keen
  132. furrow
    long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
  133. trepidation
    fear; nervous apprehension
  134. tribulation
    suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
  135. tribunal
    court of justice
  136. tribune
    official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
  137. tribute
    tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
  138. trident
    three-pronged spear
  139. prong
    pointed projecting part
  140. trifling
    trivial; unimportant
  141. trifle
    something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
  142. trigger
    set off; start
  143. trilogy
    group of three related works (connected by a shared subject but each complete in itself)
  144. trinket
    knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
  145. trite
    hackneyed; commonplace
  146. trivia
    trifles; unimportant matters
  147. troth
    pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
  148. trough
    long narrow container for feeding farm animals; lowest point (of a wave
  149. truculence
    aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
  150. truism
    self-evident truth
  151. truncate
    cut the top off; shorten
  152. tryst
    meeting arranged by lovers; arrangement between lovers to meet
  153. tumid
    (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
  154. overblown
    inflated; exaggerated
  155. tumult
    commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
  156. tundra
    rolling treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America
  157. rolling
    (of land) rising and falling in long gentle slopes; happening continuously by stages; Ex. rolling devolution of power to local governments
  158. turbid
    (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
  159. turbulence
    state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
  160. tureen
    deep dish for serving soup
  161. turgid
    swollen; distended (as from liquid)
  162. turmoil
    extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
  163. turncoat
  164. turpitude
    depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
  165. tutelage
    guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
  166. tutelary
    protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
  167. tycoon
    wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
  168. typhoon
    tropical hurricane or cyclone
  169. tyranny
    oppression; cruel government; ADJ. tyrannical: of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic; V. tyrannize: treat tyrannically; oppress
  170. tyro
    beginner; novice
  171. ubiquitous
    being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity
  172. wade
    walk through a substance
  173. ulterior
    intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
  174. ultimate
    final; not susceptible to further analysis; fundamental; Ex. The sun is the ultimate source of energy.
  175. eventual
    happening at last as a result; Ex. eventual victory
  176. ultimatum
    last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
  177. umbrage
    resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
  178. unaccountable
    unexplicable; impossible to account for; unreasonable or mysterious
  179. unanimity
    complete agreement; ADJ. unanimous
  180. unassailable
    not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
  181. unassuaged
    unsatisfied; not soothed
  182. unassuming
    modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
  183. unbridled
    violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
  184. bridle
    harness fitted about a horse's head (used to restrain); curb; check; V: put a bridle on; control or restrain; show anger
  185. uncanny
    strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
  186. knack
    special talent; art
  187. unconscionable
    unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
  188. uncouth
    boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
  189. unction
    the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
  190. unctuous
    oily; bland; insincerely suave
  191. underlying
    lying below; fundamental
  192. undermine
    weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
  193. underscore
    underline; emphasize
  194. undulating
    moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
  195. unearth
    dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
  196. unearthly
    not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
  197. weird
    eerie; strange; unnatural
  198. unequivocal
    plain; clear; obvious
  199. unerringly
    infallibly; ADJ. unerring: making no mistakes
  200. unexceptionable
    entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
  201. unfaltering
    steadfast; firm; not changing
  202. unfeigned
    genuine; real
  203. unfetter
    liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
  204. hostage
    person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
  205. unfledged
    immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
  206. unfrock
    defrock; strip a priest or minister of church authority
  207. disbar
    make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession
  208. debar
    bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
  209. bar
    railing in a courtroom; legal profession; vertical line dividing a staff into equal measures; Ex. prisoner at the bar; V: shut in or out with bars; forbid; exclude; CF. barrister
  210. bastard
    illegitimate child
  211. ungainly
    (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
  212. unguent
  213. uniformity
    sameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over
  214. unilateral
    one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
  215. unimpeachable
    that cannot be impeached; beyond doubt or question; blameless and exemplary
  216. uninhibited
    unrepressed; free in behavior and feelings
  217. unintimating
  218. unique
    without an equal; single in kind
  219. unison
    unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
  220. choir
    group of people who sing together (esp. during religious services); place for choir
  221. universal
    characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
  222. unkempt
    disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
  223. unmitigated
    (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
  224. unobtrusive
    inconspicuous; not blatant
  225. unprecedented
    having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
  226. unprepossessing
  227. prepossessing
    attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
  228. unravel
    disentangle; solve
  229. unrequited
    not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
  230. unruly
    disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
  231. unsavory
    distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
  232. unscathed
    unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed
  233. unseemly
    unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
  234. unsightly
    ugly; unpleasant to look at
  235. unsullied
    untarnished; CF. sully
  236. untenable
    (of a position
  237. untoward
    unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
  238. unwarranted
    unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
  239. unwieldy
    awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
  240. unwitting
    not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
  241. unwonted
    unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
  242. upbraid
    reprimand; severely scold
  243. braid
    plait; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; N: braided segment (as of hair)
  244. uproarious
    marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
  245. uproar
    noisy confusion
  246. upshot
    outcome; final result
  247. urbane
    suave; refined in manner; elegant
  248. urchin
    mischievous child (usually a boy); CF. urchin: hedgehog; CF. porcupine: pig with spikes ?; CF. sea urchin
  249. ursine
    bearlike; pertaining to a bear
  250. usurp
    seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
  251. usury
    lending money at illegal high rates of interest
  252. utopia
    ideal place
  253. Shangri-la
    imaginary remote paradise on earth; CF. Lost Horizon
  254. uxorious
    excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
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