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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: T (Tableau - Tyro)

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tableau
dramatic scene or picture
taboo
forbidden; unacceptable
tabulation
a systematic listing by columns or rows
tacit
silent; not expressed
taciturn
speaking very little
tactics
plan; method; strategy
tactile
pertaining to sense of touch
taint
to infect; to harm a person's reputation
talisman
a good luck charm
tally
to count; to make a record of
tangent
touching
tangible
real; capable of being touched
tantamount
equivalent to
tarn
a small lake or pool
tarnish
to soil; to discolor; to stain
tarry
to linger; to delay
taunt
to ridicule; to tease
taurine
like a bull
taut
tight; tense
tawdry
cheap; showy; flashy
tawny
yellowish-brown
tedious
boring; monotonous
teeming
over-filled; pouring out
temerity
reckless boldness; rashness
temper (verb)
to moderate; to soften or tone down
temperate
not extreme; moderate
temporal
pertaining to time
temporize
to be indecisive; to be evasive; to delay an action
tenacious
holding on; persistent; stubborn
tendentious
biased; favoring a cause
tenet
a doctrine; a belief
tensile
capable of being stretched; elastic
tentative
for the time being; experimental
tenuous
slender; flimsy; without substance
tenure
the holding or possessing of anything
tepid
lukewarm
terminate
to put an end to; to conclude
terminus
a boundary; a limit
terpsichorean
pertaining to dancing
terrestrial
earthly; living on land
terse
brief; to the point
testy
irritable
thanatology
the study of death and dying
theocracy
government by religious leaders
therapeutic
pertaining to the treatment and curing of disease
thermal
pertaining to heat
thesaurus
a book of synonyms and antonyms; a dictionary
thespian
an actor
thrall
a slave
threnody
a funeral song
throes
a violent struggle; pains (of childbirth); agony (of death)
throng
a crowd
thwart
to prevent or hinder
timorous
fearful; cowardly
tinge
a faint color; a trace
tirade
a long angry speech; an outburst of bitter denunciation
titanic
huge
titillate
to tickle; to excite agreeably
titter
to laugh in a self-conscious or nervous way
token
sign or symbol (noun); slight or unimportant (adjective)
tome
a large, heavy book
toothsome
tasty
topple
to fall over; to overturn
torpid
inactive; sluggish
torsion
twisting; bending
torso
to human body excluding the head and limbs
tortuous
twisting; winding
torturous
causing extreme pain
touchstone
standard; a test or criterion for quality
toxic
poisonous; harmful
tractable
easy to manage
traduce
to speak badly of; to slander
trait
a characteristic; a quality
tranquil
calm; peaceful
transcend
to go beyond; to overcome
transcendental
supernatural; going beyond ordinary experience or belief
transgression
violation of a rule or law
transient
temporary; passing
transitory
lasting a short time; brief
translucent
letting light pass through
transmute
to change from one form to another; to transform
transparent
easily seen through
transpire
to be revealed or become known; to occur
trappings
articles of dress; equipment
trauma
a shock; an aftereffect
travail
very hard work; intense pain
travesty
an absurd or inadequate imitation
treacherous
dangerous; deceptive; disloyal
treatise
a book or writing about some particular subject
treble
three times as much
tremulous
trembling; quivering
trenchant
keen or incisive; vigorous, effective
trepidation
fear; alarm
trespass
to invade; to enter wrongfully
tribulation
trouble
tributary
a stream flowing into a river
tribute
a gift; an acknowledgment to show admiration
trinity
group of three
trite
worn out; stale; commonplace
trivia
matters or things that are very unimportant
truckle (to)
to submit; to yield
truculent
savage; brutal; cruel
truism
a self-evident, obvious truth
truncate
to shorten; to cut off
truncheon
a club
tryst
a secret meeting
tumid
swollen; bulging
tumult
great noise and confusion
turbid
muddy; unclear
turbulence
wild disorder; violent motion
turgid
swollen
turmoil
confusion
turpitude
baseness; shameful behavior
tussle
a struggle; a fight
tutelage
instruction
twain
two
tycoon
a wealthy businessman
tyro
a beginner

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