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{adj: Gilbertian} wildly comic and improbable as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas
"a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings"- T.C.Worsley

{adj: T-shaped} shaped in the form of the letter T

{adj: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide} broad in scope or content
"across-the-board pay increases"
"an all-embracing definition"
"blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"
"an invention with broad applications"
"a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
"granted him wide powers"

{adj: adequate to, capable, equal to, up to} having the requisite qualities for
"equal to the task"
"the work isn't up to the standard I require"

{adj: afraid} filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
"I'm afraid I won't be able to come"
"he was afraid he would have to let her go"
"I'm afraid you're wrong"

{adj: ailing, indisposed, peaked, poorly, sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedy} somewhat ill or prone to illness
"my poor ailing grandmother"
"feeling a bit indisposed today"
"you look a little peaked"
"feeling poorly"
"a sickly child"
"is unwell and can't come to work"

{adj: amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible} arousing or provoking laughter
"an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"
"an amusing fellow"
"a comic hat"
"a comical look of surprise"
"funny stories that made everybody laugh"
"a very funny writer"
"it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"
"a mirthful experience"
"risible courtroom antics"

{adj: any, whatever, whatsoever} one or some or every or all without specification
"give me any peaches you don't want"
"not any milk is left"
"any child would know that"
"pick any card"
"any day now"
"cars can be rented at almost any airport"
"at twilight or any other time"
"beyond any doubt"
"need any help we can get"
"give me whatever peaches you don't want"
"no milk whatsoever is left"

{adj: awkward, ill at ease, uneasy} not at ease socially; unsure and constrained in manner
"awkward and reserved at parties"
"ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know"
"was always uneasy with strangers"

{adj: bad, risky, high-risk, speculative} not financially safe or secure
"a bad investment"
"high risk investments"
"anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"
"speculative business enterprises"

{adj: bashful, blate} disposed to avoid notice
"they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)

{adj: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome} so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
"a boring evening with uninteresting people"
"the deadening effect of some routine tasks"
"a dull play"
"his competent but dull performance"
"a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"
"what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
"tedious days on the train"
"the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
"other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

{adj: burdensome, onerous, taxing} not easily borne; wearing
"the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"
"my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"
"a taxing schedule"

{adj: circumlocutious, circumlocutory, periphrastic, ambagious} roundabout and unnecessarily wordy
"had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression"
"A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot; (`ambagious' is archaic)

{adj: civil, polite} not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
"even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham
<-> uncivil

{adj: cloudy, nebulose, nebulous} lacking definite form or limits
"gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore
"nebulous distinction between pride and conceit"

{adj: congenial} suitable to your needs or similar to your nature
"a congenial atmosphere to work in"
"two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock
<-> uncongenial

{adj: correct, right} socially right or correct
"it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"
"correct behavior"

{adj: cosmopolitan} composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests
"his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay
"the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"
"that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"
<-> provincial

{adj: damaged} harmed or injured or spoiled
"I won't buy damaged goods"
"the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
<-> undamaged

{adj: deceitful, fallacious, fraudulent} intended to deceive
"deceitful advertising"
"fallacious testimony"
"smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
"a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes"

{adj: different} differing from all others; not ordinary
"advertising that strives continually to be different"
"this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it"

{adj: dogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding} stubbornly unyielding
"dogged persistence"
"dour determination"
"the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"
"a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
"men tenacious of opinion"

{adj: down} not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
"we can't work because the computer is down"

{adj: else} other than what is under consideration or implied
"ask somebody else"
"I don't know what else to do"
"where else can we look?"

{adj: enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling} not clear to the understanding
"I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later"
"prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries"

{adj: episodic} of writing or narration; divided into or composed of episodes
"the book is episodic and the incidents don't always hang together"

{adj: erratic, temperamental} likely to perform unpredictably
"erratic winds are the bane of a sailor"
"a temperamental motor; sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't"
"that beautiful but temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster

{adj: faint} indistinctly understood or felt or perceived
"a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"
"haven't the faintest idea"

{adj: fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated} not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
"it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"
"faux pearls"
"false teeth"
"decorated with imitation palm leaves"
"a purse of simulated alligator hide"

{adj: farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, utmost, uttermost} (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order
"had traveled to the farthest frontier"
"don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"
"explored the furthest reaches of space"
"the utmost tip of the peninsula"

{adj: fat} having much flesh (especially fat)
"he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
<-> thin

{adj: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise} improperly forward or bold
"don't be fresh with me"
"impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"
"an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"
"Don't get wise with me!"

{adj: good, well} resulting favorably
"its a good thing that I wasn't there"
"it is good that you stayed"
"it is well that no one saw you"
"all's well that ends well"

{adj: greedy} wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume
"don't be greedy with the cookies"

{adj: inclined} (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
"wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"
"inclined to be moody"
<-> disinclined

{adj: involved} connected by participation or association or use
"we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"
"the problems involved"
"the involved muscles"
"I don't want to get involved"
"everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"
<-> uninvolved

{adj: least} the superlative of `little' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning smallest in amount or extent or degree
"didn't care the least bit"
"he has the least talent of anyone"
<-> most

{adj: licked} having been got the better of
"I'm pretty beat up but I don't feel licked yet"

{adj: material} concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
"material needs"
"the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt

{adj: other} not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
"today isn't any other day"- the White Queen
"the construction of highways and other public works"
"he asked for other employment"
"any other person would tell the truth"
"his other books are still in storage"
"then we looked at the other house"
"hearing was good in his other ear"
"the other sex"
"she lived on the other side of the street from me"
"went in the other direction"
<-> same

{adj: overcautious} unnecessarily cautious
"sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious in business"

{adj: pleasant} pleasant in manner or behavior
"I didn`t enjoy it and probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around"

{adj: prehensile} having a keen intellect
"poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch

{adj: priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian} exaggeratedly proper
"my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"

{adj: pumped-up, pumped up, pumped, wired} tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline
"we were really pumped up for the race"
"he was so pumped he couldn't sleep"

{adj: regrettable, too bad} deserving regret
"regrettable remarks"
"it's regrettable that she didn't go to college"
"it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church"

{adj: sad} of things that make you feel sad
"sad news"
"she doesn't like sad movies"
"it was a very sad story"
"When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti

{adj: sentient, animate} endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
"the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
<-> insentient

{adj: serious} concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
"a serious student of history"
"a serious attempt to learn to ski"
"gave me a serious look"
"a serious young man"
"are you serious or joking?"
"Don't be so serious!"
<-> frivolous

{adj: settled} established in a desired position or place; not moving about
"nomads...absorbed among the settled people"
"settled areas"
"I don't feel entirely settled here"
"the advent of settled civilization"
<-> unsettled

{adj: slick} made slick by e.g. ice or grease
"sidewalks slick with ice"
"roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil"

{adj: strange, unknown} not known before
"used many strange words"
"saw many strange faces in the crowd"
"don't let anyone unknown into the house"

{adj: superficial} being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
"superficial similarities"
"a superficial mind"
"his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"
"superficial knowledge"
"the superficial report didn't give the true picture"
"only superficial differences"
<-> profound

{adj: taken} be affected with an indisposition
"the child was taken ill"
"couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk"

{adj: thin, lean} lacking excess flesh
"you can't be too rich or too thin"
"Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
<-> fat

{adj: tied up} kept occupied or engaged
"she's tied up at the moment and can't see you"
"the phone was tied up for almost an hour"

{adj: tod} alone and on your own
"don't just sit there on your tod"

{adj: true, straight} accurately fitted; level
"the window frame isn't quite true"

{adj: truthful} conforming to truth
"I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so"
"a truthful statement"

{adj: undomestic} not domestic or related to home
"had established herself in her career at the price of being so undomestic she didn't even know how to light the oven"
<-> domestic

{adj: undue} not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
"undue influence"
"I didn't want to show undue excitement"
"accused of using undue force"
<-> due

{adj: unnerved} deprived of courage and strength
"the steeplejack, exhausted and unnerved, couldn't hold on to his dangerous perch much longer"

{adj: unobjectionable} not objectionable
"the ends are unobjectionable; it's the means that one can't accept"

{adj: unthawed} still frozen
"there wasn't time to cook the unthawed turkey, so they had to settle for hotdogs"

{adj: unwritten} based on custom rather than documentation
"an unwritten law"
"rites...so ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times"- J.L.T.C.Spence
<-> written

{adj: wanted} desired or wished for or sought
"couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"
"a wanted criminal"
"a wanted poster"
<-> unwanted

{adj: well-off} fortunately situated
"doesn't know when he's well-off"

{adv: actually} as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
"actually, we all help clear up after a meal"
"actually, I haven't seen the film"
"I'm not all that surprised actually"
"she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"

{adv: after all} in spite of expectations
"came to the party after all"
"it didn't rain after all"

{adv: ahead, in front, before} at or in the front
"I see the lights of a town ahead"
"the road ahead is foggy"
"staring straight ahead"
"we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front"
"with the cross of Jesus marching on before"

{adv: always} at any time or in any event
"you can always resign if you don't like it"
"you could always take a day off"

{adv: anyhow, anyway, in any case, at any rate, in any event} used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
"Anyhow, he is dead now"
"I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"
"I don't know what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"
"anyway, there is another factor to consider"
"I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"
"in any event, the government faced a serious protest"
"but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"

{adv: anymore, any longer} at the present or from now on; usually used with a negative
"Alice doesn't live here anymore"
"the children promised not to quarrel any more"

{adv: any} to any degree or extent
"it isn't any better"

{adv: apart} one from the other
"people can't tell the twins apart"

{adv: besides, in any case} making an additional point; anyway
"I don't want to go to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it"
"she couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any case he wasn't always with her"

{adv: best of all} especially fortunate
"best of all, we don't have any homework!"

{adv: by a long shot} by a great deal
"he is the best by a long shot"
"his labors haven't ended there--not by a long shot"

{adv: by and large, generally, more often than not, mostly} usually; as a rule
"by and large it doesn't rain much here"

{adv: by no means, not by a long sight, not by a blame sight} definitely not
"the prize is by no means certain"
"and that isn't all, not by a long sight"
<-> by all means

{adv: by the way, by the bye, incidentally} introducing a different topic
"by the way, I won't go to the party"

{adv: cagily, circumspectly} in a cagey manner
"`I don't know yet,' he answered cagily"

{adv: clannishly, cliquishly} in a clannish manner
"these four friends always act clannishly, and don't let us participate in their activities"

{adv: combatively, scrappily} in a bellicose contentious manner
"`Don't trespass onto my property,' the neighbor shouted combatively"

{adv: consequently, accordingly} (sentence connectors) because of the reason given
"consequently, he didn't do it"
"continued to have severe headaches and accordingly returned to the doctor"

{adv: continually} seemingly without interruption
"complained continually that there wasn't enough money"

{adv: contrarily, to the contrary, contrariwise, on the contrary} contrary to expectations
"he didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends"

{adv: curtly, short, shortly} in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
"he told me curtly to get on with it"
"he talked short with everyone"
"he said shortly that he didn't like it"

{adv: dazedly, torpidly} in a daze; in a dazed manner
"he wondered dazedly whether the term after next at his new school wouldn't matter so much"

{adv: decently} in a decent manner
"they don't know how to dress decently"
<-> indecently

{adv: despairingly, despondently} with desperation
"`Why can't you understand?,' she asked despairingly"

{adv: detestably, repulsively, abominably, odiously} in an offensive and hateful manner
"I don't know anyone who could have behaved so abominably"

{adv: directly, flat, straight} in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
"he didn't answer directly"
"told me straight out"
"came out flat for less work and more pay"
<-> indirectly

{adv: down, downwards, downward, downwardly} spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
"don't fall down"
"rode the lift up and skied down"
"prices plunged downward"
<-> up, upward, upwardly, upwards

{adv: either} after a negative statement used as an intensive meaning something like `likewise' or `also'
"he isn't stupid, but he isn't exactly a genius either"
"I don't know either"
"if you don't order dessert I won't either"

{adv: else} additional to or different from this one or place or time or manner
"nobody else is here"
"she ignored everything else"
"I don't know where else to look"
"when else can we have the party?"
"couldn't decide how else it could be done"

{adv: even} used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected
"even an idiot knows that"
"declined even to consider the idea"
"I don't have even a dollar!"

{adv: faintly} to a faint degree or weakly perceived
"between him and the dim light a form was outlined faintly"
"stars shining faintly through the overcast"
"could hear his distant shouts only faintly"
"the rumors weren't even faintly true"

{adv: first-rate, very well} quite well
"she doesn't feel first-rate today"

{adv: for love or money, for anything, for any price, for all the world} under any circumstances
"she wouldn't give up her pets for love or money"

{adv: for that matter} as far as that is concerned
"for that matter I don't care either"

{adv: fully, to the full, full} to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form)
"fully grown"
"he didn't fully understand"
"knew full well"

{adv: high-mindedly} in a high-minded manner
"he talks high-mindedly, but we don't know whether he acts according to his principles"

{adv: home} at or to or in the direction of one's home or family
"He stays home on weekends"
"after the game the children brought friends home for supper"
"I'll be home tomorrow"
"came riding home in style"
"I hope you will come home for Christmas"
"I'll take her home"
"don't forget to write home"

{adv: honestly, aboveboard} in an honest manner
"in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it"
"was known for dealing aboveboard in everything"
<-> dishonestly

{adv: honestly, candidly, frankly} (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
"honestly, I don't believe it"
"candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience"
"frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

{adv: huffily} in a huffy manner
"`Don't bother to call me back,' he said huffily"

{adv: in the first place, earlier, in the beginning, to begin with, originally} before now
"why didn't you tell me in the first place?"

{adv: in truth, really, truly} in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)
"in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"
"really, you shouldn't have done it"
"a truly awful book"

{adv: indecisively} lacking firmness or resoluteness
"`I don't know,' he said indecisively"
<-> decisively

{adv: initially, ab initio, at first, at the start} at the beginning
"at first he didn't notice anything strange"

{adv: insinuatingly} in an insinuating manner
"the art book has art to sell, insinuatingly, and for a purpose, like the American muse, which has in fact a tradition to sell, and one which doesn't exist, in painting"

{adv: jointly, collectively, conjointly, together, put together} in conjunction with; combined
"our salaries put together couldn't pay for the damage"
"we couldn't pay for the damages with all our salaries put together"

{adv: just, simply} absolutely
"I just can't take it anymore"
"he was just grand as Romeo"
"it's simply beautiful!"

{adv: lamely} in a weak and unconvincing manner
"`I don't know, Edward,' she answered lamely"

{adv: let alone, not to mention} much less
"she can't boil potatoes, let alone cook a meal"

{adv: much, a great deal, often} frequently or in great quantities
"I don't drink much"
"I don't travel much"

{adv: nastily, meanly} in a nasty ill-tempered manner
"`Don't expect me to help you,' he added nastily"

{adv: near, nigh, close} near in time or place or relationship
"as the wedding day drew near"
"stood near the door"
"don't shoot until they come near"
"getting near to the true explanation"
"her mother is always near"
"The end draws nigh"
"the bullet didn't come close"
"don't get too close to the fire"

{adv: not yet} subsequent to a specified or implied time
"he hasn't arrived yet"
<-> already

{adv: off-hand, ex tempore} without preparation
"I don't know the figures off-hand"

{adv: offhand, offhanded, offhandedly} without previous thought or preparation
"couldn't give the figures offhand"
"we decided offhand to go to Canada"
"she had made these remarks offhandedly"

{adv: on camera} within range of a movie or television camera
"the senator didn't realize that he was speaking on camera"

{adv: possibly} to a degree possible of achievement or by possible means
"they can't possibly get here in time for the funeral?"
<-> impossibly

{adv: properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right way} in the right manner
"please do your job properly!"
"can't you carry me decent?"
<-> improperly

{adv: rather, instead} on the contrary
"rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"
"he didn't call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"
"used English terms instead of Latin ones"

{adv: secretly, in secret, on the Q.T., on the QT} in secrecy; not openly
"met secretly to discuss the invasion plans"
"the children secretly went to the movies when they were supposed to be at the library"
"they arranged to meet in secret"

{adv: singularly} in a singular manner or to a singular degree
"Lord T. was considered singularly licentious even for the courts of Russia and Portugal; he acquired three wives and fourteen children during his Portuguese embassy alone"

{adv: smolderingly, smoulderingly} with barely repressed anger
"`I can't wait,' she answered smolderingly"

{adv: snappishly} in an ill-natured and snappish manner
"`Don't talk to me now,' she said snappishly"

{adv: sneeringly, superciliously, snidely} with a sneer; in an uncomplimentary sneering manner
"`I don't believe in these customs,' he said sneeringly"

{adv: so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until now} used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
"So far he hasn't called"
"the sun isn't up yet"

{adv: solicitously} in a concerned and solicitous manner
"`Don't you feel well?' his mother asked solicitously"

{adv: somehow, for some reason} for some unspecified reason
"It doesn't seem fair somehow"
"he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it"
"for some reason they didn't seem to match"

{adv: still, stock-still} without moving or making a sound
"he sat still as a statue"
"time stood still"
"they waited stock-still outside the door"
"he couldn't hold still any longer"

{adv: subsequently, later, afterwards, afterward, after, later on} happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
"he apologized subsequently"
"he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"
"it didn't happen until afterward"
"two hours after that"

{adv: tauntingly, teasingly} in a playfully teasing manner
"`You hate things to be out of order, don't you?' she said teasingly"

{adv: thankfully} for which you are thankful
"thankfully he didn't come to the party"

{adv: then} in that case or as a consequence
"if he didn't take it, then who did?"
"keep it then if you want to"
"the case, then, is closed"
"you've made up your mind then?"
"then you'll be rich"

{adv: to a T, to the letter, just right, to perfection} in every detail
"the new house suited them to a T"

{adv: today} on this day as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow
"I can't meet with you today"

{adv: truly, genuinely, really} in accordance with truth or fact or reality
"she was now truly American"
"a genuinely open society"
"they don't really listen to us"

{adv: uninformatively, uninstructively} in an uninformative manner
"`I can't tell you when the manager will arrive,' he said rather uninformatively"
<-> informatively, instructively

{adv: up here, over here} in a specified area or place
"you shouldn't be up here"

{adv: wretchedly} in a wretched manner
"`I can't remember who I am,' I said, wretchedly"

{n: Barnum, P. T. Barnum, Phineas Taylor Barnum} United States showman who popularized the circus (1810-1891)

{n: Continent} the European mainland
"Englishmen like to visit the Continent but they wouldn't like to live there"

{n: Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Stearns Eliot} British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)

{n: Hel, Hell, Hades, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol, underworld} (religion) the world of the dead
"he didn't want to go to hell when he died"

{n: Hoffmann, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann} German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)

{n: Lawrence, T. E. Lawrence, Thomas Edward Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia} Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)

{n: Lind, Jenny Lind, Swedish Nightingale} Swedish soprano who toured the United States under the management of P. T. Barnum (1820-1887)

{n: Model T} the first widely available automobile powered by a gasoline engine; mass-produced by Henry Ford from 1908 to 1927

{n: PT boat, mosquito boat, mosquito craft, motor torpedo boat} a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(ropeller) T(orpedo) boat

{n: Peter Pan} the main character in a play by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up

{n: QWERTY keyboard} the standard typewriter keyboard; the keys for Q, W, E, R, T, and Y are the first six from the left on the top row of letter keys

{n: Rip van Winkle} the title character in a story by Washington Irving about a man who sleeps for 20 years and doesn't recognize the world when he wakens

{n: STP, s.t.p.} standard temperature and pressure

{n: Seaborg, Glenn T. Seaborg, Glenn Theodore Seaborg} United States chemist who was one of the discoverers of plutonium (1912-1999)

{n: Skivvies} men's underwear consisting of cotton T-shirt and shorts

{n: T cell, T lymphocyte} a small lymphocyte developed in the thymus; it orchestrates the immune system's response to infected or malignant cells

{n: T, letter t} the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: T-bar lift, T-bar, Alpine lift} a surface lift where riders hold a bar and are pulled up the hill on their skis

{n: T-bone steak} small steak from the thin end of the short loin containing a T-shaped bone and small piece of tenderloin

{n: T-junction} a junction where two roads or pipes etc. meet to form a T

{n: T-man} a special law-enforcement agent of the United States Treasury

{n: T-network} a circuit formed by two equal series circuits with a shunt between them

{n: T-square} a square used by draftsmen to draw parallel lines

{n: Tianjin, Tientsin, T'ien-ching} a major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow Sea; 3rd largest city in China

{n: Treasury bill, T-bill} a short-term obligation that is not interest-bearing (it is purchased at a discount); can be traded on a discount basis for 91 days

{n: Walton, E. T. S. Walton, Ernest Walton, Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton} Irish physicist who (with Sir John Cockcroft in 1931) first split an atom (1903-1995)

{n: Washington, Booker T. Washington, Booker Taliaferro Washington} United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)

{n: Weber's law} (psychophysics) the concept that a just-noticeable difference in a stimulus is proportional to the magnitude of the original stimulus
"Weber's law explains why you don't notice your headlights are on in the daytime"

{n: White, T. H. White, Theodore Harold White} United States political journalist (1915-1986)

{n: X-linked SCID, X-SCID} SCID in male children resulting from mutation of a gene that codes for a protein on the surface of T cells that allows them to develop a growth factor receptor

{n: Z, letter z, zee, zed, ezed, izzard} the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
"the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"
"he doesn't know A from izzard"

{n: accent, speech pattern} distinctive manner of oral expression
"he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"
"she had a very clear speech pattern"

{n: airs, pose} affected manners intended to impress others
"don't put on airs with me"

{n: approximate range, ballpark} near to the scope or range of something
"his answer wasn't even in the right ballpark"

{n: argumentation, logical argument, line of reasoning, line} the methodical process of logical reasoning
"I can't follow your line of reasoning"

{n: ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade} an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
"the car couldn't make it up the rise"
<-> descent

{n: automaton, zombi, zombie} someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way
"only an automaton wouldn't have noticed"

{n: baby, babe, infant} a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
"isn't she too young to have a baby?"

{n: backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption} fortitude and determination
"he didn't have the guts to try it"

{n: bad luck, mischance, mishap} an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
"if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"

{n: barge pole} a long pole used to propel or guide a barge
"I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole"

{n: bent, knack, hang} a special way of doing something
"he had a bent for it"
"he had a special knack for getting into trouble"
"he couldn't get the hang of it"

{n: blip} a sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption
"the market had one bad blip today"
"you can't react to the day-to-day blips"
"renewed jitters in the wake of a blip in retail sales"

{n: boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek} impudent aggressiveness
"I couldn't believe her boldness"
"he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

{n: boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man} a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
"if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"

{n: breath} a slight movement of the air
"there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

{n: bridged-T} a circuit consisting of a T-network with an additional shunt bridging the two series circuits

{n: brokerage account} a fund that a customer has entrusted to a securities brokerage
"you can't get a brokerage account unless you have $20,000"

{n: bruise, contusion} an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

{n: bubble} an impracticable and illusory idea
"he didn't want to burst the newcomer's bubble"

{n: cabaret, nightclub, club, nightspot} a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink
"don't expect a good meal at a cabaret"
"the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night"
"he played the drums at a jazz club"

{n: cakewalk} an easy accomplishment
"winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him"
"invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk"

{n: call, phone call, telephone call} a telephone connection
"she reported several anonymous calls"
"he placed a phone call to London"
"he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"

{n: caller, company} a social or business visitor
"the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"

{n: capriccio} an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation

{n: cell-mediated immune response} an immune response (chiefly against viral or fungal invasions or transplanted tissue) that involves T cells

{n: chloramine, chloramine-T} any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds

{n: choker} an unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation
"he could win if he wasn't a choker"

{n: church service, church} a service conducted in a house of worship
"don't be late for church"

{n: cluster of differentiation 4, CD4} a glycoprotein that is found primarily on the surface of helper T cells
"CD4 is a receptor for HIV in humans"

{n: cluster of differentiation 8, CD8} a membrane glycoprotein that is found primarily on the surface of cytotoxic T cells

{n: common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit} sound practical judgment
"Common sense is not so common"
"he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"
"fortunately she had the good sense to run away"

{n: compulsion, coercion} using force to cause something
"though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"
"they didn`t have to use coercion"

{n: connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective} an instrumentality that connects
"he soldered the connection"
"he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

{n: contraction} a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds
"`won't' is a contraction of `will not'"
"`o'clock' is a contraction of `of the clock'"

{n: crowding} a situation in which people or things are crowded together
"he didn't like the crowding on the beach"

{n: cynosure} something that strongly attracts attention and admiration
"if he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice"

{n: date} the present
"they are up to date"
"we haven't heard from them to date"

{n: deoxythymidine monophosphate, T} one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

{n: direction, way} a line leading to a place or point
"he looked the other direction"
"didn't know the way home"

{n: direction} a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
"I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"
"his ideals determined the direction of his career"
"they proposed a new direction for the firm"

{n: disturbance, perturbation, upset} an unhappy and worried mental state
"there was too much anger and disturbance"
"she didn't realize the upset she caused me"

{n: don't-know} a person who responds `I don't know' in a public opinion poll
"70% in favor, 13% opposed and 17% don't-knows"

{n: doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world} an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
"everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"
"that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"

{n: double negative} a grammatically substandard but emphatic negative
"I don't never go"

{n: dunker} an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it
"he was a dunker--he couldn't eat a doughnut without a cup of coffee to dunk it in"

{n: ending, termination} the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
"I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"

{n: eye} a small hole or loop (as in a needle)
"the thread wouldn't go through the eye"

{n: fanatic, fiend} a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill

{n: fence-sitter} a person who won't take sides in a controversy

{n: fine print, small print} the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type
"don't sign a contract without reading the fine print"

{n: finish coat, finishing coat} the final coating of plaster applied to walls and ceilings
"we can't paint until they put on the finishing coat"

{n: fire, attack, flak, flack, blast} intense adverse criticism
"Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"
"the government has come under attack"
"don't give me any flak"

{n: first base} the initial stage in accomplishing something
"we didn't get to first base with that approach"

{n: floater} a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)

{n: fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither} agitation resulting from active worry
"don't get in a stew"
"he's in a sweat about exams"

{n: fuel line, gas line} a pipe that carries gasoline from a tank to a gasoline engine
"the car wouldn't start because dirt clogged the gas line"

{n: fuss, trouble, bother, hassle} an angry disturbance
"he didn't want to make a fuss"
"they had labor trouble"
"a spot of bother"

{n: gamma-interferon} a form of interferon that is produced by T cells and macrophages; involved in the activation of phagocytes

{n: gift horse} a gift (usually of inferior quality) that should be accepted uncritically
"it wasn't much, but don't look a gift horse in the mouth"

{n: goner, toast} a person in desperate straits; someone doomed
"I'm a goner if this plan doesn't work"
"one mistake and you're toast"

{n: hairsplitting, word-splitting} making too fine distinctions of little importance
"they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously"

{n: hand, deal} the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
"I didn't hold a good hand all evening"
"he kept trying to see my hand"

{n: headshake, headshaking} the act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement
"I could tell from their headshakes that they didn't believe me"

{n: heart, mettle, nerve, spunk} the courage to carry on
"he kept fighting on pure spunk"
"you haven't got the heart for baseball"

{n: heating system, heating plant, heating, heat} utility to warm a building
"the heating system wasn't working"
"they have radiant heating"

{n: heavy lifting} difficult work
"the boss hoped the plan would succeed but he wasn't willing to do the heavy lifting"

{n: helper T cell, helper cell, CD4 T cell, CD4 cell} T cell with CD4 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and secretes lymphokines that stimulate B cells and killer T cells; helper T cells are infected and killed by the AIDS virus

{n: hematopoeitic stem cell} blood forming stem cells in the bone marrow; T cells and B cells arise from these stem cells

{n: high, heights} a high place
"they stood on high and observed the countryside"
"he doesn't like heights"

{n: hobbyhorse} a topic to which one constantly reverts
"don't get him started on his hobbyhorse"

{n: home, place} where you live at a particular time
"deliver the package to my home"
"he doesn't have a home to go to"
"your place or mine?"

{n: houseroom} space for accommodation in a house
"I wouldn't give that table houseroom"

{n: human T-cell leukemia virus-1, HTLV-1} retrovirus causing T-cell leukemia

{n: human immunodeficiency virus, HIV} the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); it replicates in and kills the helper T cells

{n: humor, humour, sense of humor, sense of humour} the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
"she didn't appreciate my humor"
"you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"

{n: idea} a personal view
"he has an idea that we don't like him"

{n: inevitable} an unavoidable event
"don't argue with the inevitable"

{n: intensifier, intensive} a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"
"`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

{n: interleukin} any of several lymphokines that promote macrophages and killer T cells and B cells and other components of the immune system

{n: invite} a colloquial expression for invitation
"he didn't get no invite to the party"

{n: jack, doodly-squat, diddly-squat, diddlysquat, diddly-shit, diddlyshit, diddly, diddley, squat, shit} a small worthless amount
"you don't know jack"

{n: jersey, T-shirt, tee shirt} a close-fitting pullover shirt

{n: killer T cell, killer cell, cytotoxic T cell, CD8 T cell, CD8 cell} T cell with CD8 receptor that recognizes antigens on the surface of a virus-infected cell and binds to the infected cell and kill it

{n: kilowatt hour, kW-hr, Board of Trade unit, B.T.U.} a unit of energy equal to the work done by a power of 1000 watts operating for one hour

{n: lead} a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')
"he takes the lead in any group"
"we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"
"they didn't follow our lead"

{n: like, ilk} a kind of person
"We'll not see his like again"
"I can't tolerate people of his ilk"

{n: like, the like, the likes of} a similar kind
"dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here"

{n: linguistic process, language} the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
"he didn't have the language to express his feelings"

{n: long time, age, years} a prolonged period of time
"we've known each other for ages"
"I haven't been there for years and years"

{n: look} physical appearance
"I don't like the looks of this place"

{n: lymphokine} a cytokine secreted by helper T cells in response to stimulation by antigens and that acts on other cells of the immune system (as by activating macrophages)

{n: mention, honorable mention} an official recognition of merit
"although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"

{n: metric ton, MT, tonne, t} a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms

{n: mind, head, brain, psyche, nous} that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
"his mind wandered"
"I couldn't get his words out of my head"

{n: mind} attention
"don't pay him any mind"

{n: mistake, misunderstanding, misapprehension} an understanding of something that is not correct
"he wasn't going to admit his mistake"
"make no mistake about his intentions"
"there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"

{n: model, poser} a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
"the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"

{n: monetary value, price, cost} the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
"the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver"
"he puts a high price on his services"
"he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection"

{n: month of Sundays} a time perceived as long
"I hadn't seen him in a month of Sundays"

{n: move} the act of deciding to do something
"he didn't make a move to help"
"his first move was to hire a lawyer"

{n: musical chairs} a rearrangement that has no practical effect or significance
"the company is looking for stability after years of musical chairs with directors"
"shareholders don't want the company playing musical chairs with their investment"

{n: noise} a loud outcry of protest or complaint
"the announcement of the election recount caused a lot of noise"
"whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could"

{n: noise} incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks
"all the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say"

{n: nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo} a quantity of no importance
"it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"
"reduced to nil all the work we had done"
"we racked up a pathetic goose egg"
"it was all for naught"
"I didn't hear zilch about it"

{n: notice} an announcement containing information about a future event
"you didn't give me enough notice"

{n: nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement} a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
"without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"
"don't argue about shades of meaning"

{n: old age, years, age, eld, geezerhood} a late time of life
"old age is not for sissies"
"he's showing his years"
"age hasn't slowed him down at all"
"a beard white with eld"
"on the brink of geezerhood"

{n: organization, organisation, system} an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized
"his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"
"we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"

{n: parts} the local environment
"he hasn't been seen around these parts in years"

{n: pity, shame} an unfortunate development
"it's a pity he couldn't do it"

{n: playbill} a theatrical program
"he couldn't find her name on the playbill"

{n: pleasingness} an agreeable beauty that gives pleasure or enjoyment
"the liveliness and pleasingness of dark eyes"- T.N. Carver
<-> unpleasingness

{n: porterhouse, porterhouse steak} large steak from the thick end of the short loin containing a T-shaped bone and large piece of tenderloin

{n: preventive medicine} the branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease
"the medical establishment doesn't profit from preventive medicine"

{n: program, programme} an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
"you can't tell the players without a program"

{n: putt, putting} hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter
"his putting let him down today; he didn't sink a single putt over three feet"

{n: ransacking, rummage} a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)
"he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't find his skis"

{n: reaction} doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like
"his style of painting was a reaction against cubism"

{n: ready-to-wear} ready-made clothing
"she couldn't find anything in ready-to-wear that she liked"

{n: recognition} designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body
"he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"

{n: red flag} a flag that serves as a warning signal
"we didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up"

{n: relationship} a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
"he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"

{n: roundness} the quality of being round numbers
"he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making"

{n: salesmanship} skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy
"he read a book on salesmanship but it didn't help"

{n: sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouth} an impudent or insolent rejoinder
"don't give me any of your sass"

{n: saunter} a careless leisurely gait
"he walked with a kind of saunter as if he hadn't a care in the world"

{n: schnook, shnook} (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised
"don't be such an apologetic shnook"

{n: school, schooltime, school day} the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session
"stay after school"
"he didn't miss a single day of school"
"when the school day was done we would walk home together"

{n: score, account} grounds
"don't do it on my account"
"the paper was rejected on account of its length"
"he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful"

{n: score} the facts about an actual situation
"he didn't know the score"

{n: setting, background, scope} the state of the environment in which a situation exists
"you can't do that in a university setting"

{n: severe combined immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency disease, SCID} a congenital disease affecting T cells that can result from a mutation in any one of several different genes; children with it are susceptible to infectious disease; if untreated it is lethal within the first year or two of life

{n: sex, gender, sexuality} the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
"she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"

{n: sexual love, lovemaking, making love, love, love life} sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people
"his lovemaking disgusted her"
"he hadn't had any love in months"
"he has a very complicated love life"

{n: shades of} something that reminds you of someone or something
"aren't there shades of 1948 here?"

{n: sign} a character indicating a relation between quantities
"don't forget the minus sign"

{n: silly} a word used for misbehaving children
"don't be a silly"

{n: sitting, posing} (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
"he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"

{n: slack, slackness} the condition of being loose (not taut)
"he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"

{n: slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular} a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
"they don't speak our lingo"

{n: sleep, nap} a period of time spent sleeping
"he felt better after a little sleep"
"there wasn't time for a nap"

{n: sleep, slumber} a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
"he didn't get enough sleep last night"
"calm as a child in dreamless slumber"

{n: slide, glide, coast} the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
"his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"
"the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"

{n: snapshot, snap, shot} an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
"my snapshots haven't been developed yet"
"he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"

{n: snorter} something that is extraordinary or remarkable or prominent
"a snorter of a sermon"
"the storm wasn't long but it was a snorter"

{n: sod} an informal British term for a youth or man
"the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink"

{n: sou} a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money
"he hasn't a sou to his name"

{n: speculativeness} financial risk
"he rejected stocks that didn't pay dividends because of their speculativeness"

{n: square, lame} someone who doesn't understand what is going on

{n: squeegee} T-shaped cleaning implement with a rubber edge across the top; drawn across a surface to remove water (as in washing windows)

{n: stall} a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge
"the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"

{n: state} a state of depression or agitation
"he was in such a state you just couldn't reason with him"

{n: strider} a person who walks rapidly with long steps
"he was such a strider that she couldn't keep up without running"

{n: studio} workplace for the teaching or practice of an art
"she ran a dance studio"
"the music department provided studios for their students"
"you don't need a studio to make a passport photograph"

{n: stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock} senseless talk
"don't give me that stuff"

{n: stuff} unspecified qualities required to do or be something
"the stuff of heros"
"you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine"

{n: subject, topic, theme} the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
"he didn't want to discuss that subject"
"it was a very sensitive topic"
"his letters were always on the theme of love"

{n: subterfuge, blind} something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
"he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"
"the holding company was just a blind"

{n: suggestion, proposition, proffer} a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

{n: supernatural, occult} supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
"She doesn't believe in the supernatural"

{n: t'ai chi, tai chi, t'ai chi chuan, tai chi chuan, taichi, taichichuan} a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health

{n: tachistoscope, t-scope} scientific instrument used by psychologists; presents visual stimuli for brief exposures

{n: tee hinge, T hinge} a hinge that looks like the letter T when it is opened; similar to a strap hinge except that one strap has been replaced by half of a butt hinge that can be mortised flush into the stationary frame

{n: tenant, renter} someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
"the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent"

{n: terabyte, T, TB} a unit of information equal to a trillion (1,099,511,627,776) bytes or 1024 gigabytes

{n: terrorist cell, radical cell} a cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members)
"to insure operational security the members of adjacent terrorist cells usually don't know each other or the identity of their leadership"

{n: testimony} an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact
"according to his own testimony he can't do it"

{n: thing} an entity that is not named specifically
"I couldn't tell what the thing was"

{n: third gear, third} the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
"you shouldn't try to start in third gear"

{n: three-D, 3-D, 3D} having a three-dimensional form or appearance
"aren't dreams always in 3-D?"

{n: throw} a single chance or instance
"he couldn't afford $50 a throw"

{n: thymine, T} a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine

{n: thyroxine, thyroxin, tetraiodothyronine, T} hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
"thyroxine is 65% iodine"

{n: time} a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
"take time to smell the roses"
"I didn't have time to finish"
"it took more than half my time"

{n: title, title of respect, form of address} an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'
"the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"

{n: top, cover} covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container)
"he removed the top of the carton"
"he couldn't get the top off of the bottle"
"put the cover back on the kettle"

{n: topicalization} (linguistics) emphasis placed on the topic or focus of a sentence by preposing it to the beginning of the sentence; placing the topic at the beginning of the sentence is typical for English
"`Those girls, they giggle when they see me' and `Cigarettes, you couldn't pay me to smoke them' are examples of topicalization"

{n: trace, vestige, tincture, shadow} an indication that something has been present
"there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"
"a tincture of condescension"

{n: train of thought, thread} the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together
"I couldn't follow his train of thought"
"he lost the thread of his argument"

{n: train, railroad train} public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
"express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction"

{n: triiodothyronine, liothyronine, T} thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer

{n: truth, true statement} a true statement
"he told the truth"
"he thought of answering with the truth but he knew they wouldn't believe it"
<-> falsehood

{n: truth} a fact that has been verified
"at last he knew the truth"
"the truth is that he didn't want to do it"

{n: tuberculosis, TB, T.B.} infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)

{n: unknown quantity} a factor in a given situation whose bearing and importance is not apparent
"I don't know what the new man will do; he's still an unknown quantity"

{n: way} a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'
"they didn't have much in the way of clothing"

{n: welcome} the state of being welcome
"don't outstay your welcome"

{n: wiggler, wriggler, squirmer} one who can't stay still (especially a child)
"the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips"

{n: wind tee} weather vane shaped like a T and located at an airfield

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