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  • Section 20: Words Starting with T. table t . a . b . l . e . table. table means

  • a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more

  • vertical legs. It was a sturdy table. tablet t . a . b . l . e . t . tablet. tablet

  • means a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge. Take one tablet a

  • day until all of the medicine is gone. tackle t . a . c . k . l . e . tackle. tackle

  • means accept as a challenge. I'll tackle this difficult task.

  • tail t . a . i . l . tail. tail means the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate

  • especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body. The little

  • kitten boldly attacked his mother's tail while she slept.

  • take t . a . k . e . take. take means is followed by a noun to talk about an action or event,

  • when it would also be possible to use the verb that is related to that noun. There's

  • not enough people willing to take the risk. take sth off take sth off. take sth off means

  • to remove something from a place. Take your feet off the seats.

  • take sth over take sth over. take sth over means to take control of something. Ruth moved

  • into our apartment and promptly took over. tale t . a . l . e . tale. tale means a message

  • that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing

  • or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program. Survivors of the attack telltale of

  • mass murder in the village. talent t . a . l . e . n . t . talent. talent

  • means natural abilities or qualities. Those kids have a real talent for bothering all

  • their neighbors. talk t . a . l . k . talk. talk means exchange

  • thoughts; talk with. We often talk business. tall t . a . l . l . tall. tall means great

  • in vertical dimension; high in stature. I know those tall girls quite well.

  • tank t . a . n . k . tank. tank means an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and

  • moves on caterpillar treads. The gas tank is completely empty; we're going to have to walk.

  • tap t . a . p . tap. tap means to strike (something) lightly and usually repeatedly. I was on the

  • bus when I felt someone tap me on the shoulder; it was a friend from work.

  • tape t . a . p . e . tape. tape means a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding

  • or fastening. He used a piece of tape for a belt.

  • target t . a . r . g . e . t . target. target means a person who is the aim of an attack

  • (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence. The target

  • of a manhunt. task t . a . s . k . task. task means a specific

  • piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee. The task of repairing

  • the engine took several hours. taste t . a . s . t . e . taste. taste means

  • the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information

  • about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus. The candy left him with a bad taste.

  • tax t . a . x . tax. tax means charge against a citizen's person or property or activity

  • for the support of government. I can't believe that we have to pay tax on stamps now.

  • taxi t . a . x . i . taxi. taxi means a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers

  • where they want to go in exchange for money. He lost his taxi license after fighting with

  • a customer. tea t . e . a . tea. tea means a beverage

  • made by steeping tea leaves in water. Iced tea is a cooling drink.

  • teach t . e . a . c . h . teach. teach means impart skills or knowledge to. The trainers

  • have a programme to teach them vocational skills.

  • teaching t . e . a . c . h . i . n . g . teaching. teaching means the activities of educating

  • or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill. Good classroom teaching is seldom

  • rewarded. teacher t . e . a . c . h . e . r . teacher.

  • teacher means a person whose occupation is teaching. The students approached the teacher

  • about postponing the test. team t . e . a . m . team. team means a group

  • of people who play a particular sport or game together against other similar groups of people.

  • He had lost his place in the England team. tear t . e . a . r . tear. tear means separate

  • or cause to separate abruptly. I saw him tear up the letter.

  • tear t . e . a . r . tear. tear means a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted

  • by the lacrimal glands. His story brought tears to her eyes.

  • technical t . e . c . h . n . i . c . a . l . technical. technical means characterizing

  • or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences. Highly technical

  • matters hardly suitable for the general public. technique t . e . c . h . n . i . q . u . e

  • . technique. technique means skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from

  • practice and familiarity. She shows great promise as a ballet dancer, but her technique still

  • needs a fair bit of work. technology t . e . c . h . n . o . l . o . g

  • . y . technology. technology means the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying

  • scientific knowledge to practical problems. He had trouble deciding which branch of technology

  • to study. telephone t . e . l . e . p . h . o . n . e

  • . telephone. telephone means electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals

  • that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds.

  • I talked to him on the telephone. television t . e . l . e . v . i . s . i . o

  • . n . television. television means an electronic device that receives television signals and

  • displays them on a screen. The first toy product ever advertised on television was Mr. Potato

  • Head. tell t . e . l . l . tell. tell means express

  • in words. Tell me what is bothering you. temperature t . e . m . p . e . r . a . t

  • . u . r . e . temperature. temperature means the degree of hotness or coldness of a body

  • or environment. Cook the chicken attemperature of 350 degrees for two hours.

  • temporary t . e . m . p . o . r . a . r . y . temporary. temporary means not permanent;

  • not lasting. We need to hire some temporary office help during this busy time.

  • temporarily t . e . m . p . o . r . a . r . i . l . y . temporarily. temporarily means

  • for a limited time only; not permanently. He was brought out of retirement temporarily.

  • tend t . e . n . d . tend. tend means have a tendency or disposition to do or be something;

  • be inclined. She tends to be nervous before her lectures.

  • tendency t . e . n . d . e . n . c . y . tendency. tendency means an attitude of mind especially

  • one that favors one alternative over others. He had an tendency to give up too easily.

  • tension t . e . n . s . i . o . n . tension. tension means feelings of hostility that are

  • not manifest. The diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions.

  • tent t . e . n . t . tent. tent means a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over

  • supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs). He pitched his tent

  • near the creek. term t . e . r . m . term. term means a word

  • or expression used for some particular thing. He learned many medical terms.

  • terrible t . e . r . r . i . b . l . e . terrible. terrible means causing fear or dread or terror.

  • Polio is no longer the terrible disease it once was.

  • terribly t . e . r . r . i . b . l . y . terribly. terribly means in a terrible manner. She sings

  • terribly. territory t . e . r . r . i . t . o . r . y

  • . territory. territory means a region marked off for administrative or other purposes.

  • They toured the vast desert territory of Australia by jeep.

  • terror t . e . r . r . o . r . terror. terror means a person who inspires fear or dread.

  • He was the terror of the neighborhood. terrorism t . e . r . r . o . r . i . s . m

  • . terrorism. terrorism means the use of violence, especially murder and bombing, in order to

  • achieve political aims or to force a government to do something. Their involvement in international

  • terrorism . terrorist t . e . r . r . o . r . i . s . t

  • . terrorist. terrorist means characteristic of someone who employs terrorism (especially

  • as a political weapon). We refuse to talk to terrorists.

  • test t . e . s . t . test. test means a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill

  • or knowledge. When the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions.

  • text t . e . x . t . text. text means the words of something written. They handed out

  • the printed text of the mayor's speech. than t . h . a . n . than. than means use

  • than after a comparative adjective or adverb in order to link two parts of a comparison.

  • Indian skins age far more slowly than American or Italian ones.

  • thank t . h . a . n . k . thank. thank means express gratitude or show appreciation to.

  • Thank you very much for your call. thanks t . h . a . n . k . s . thanks. thanks

  • means an acknowledgment of appreciation. Thanks to hard work it was a great success.

  • thank t . h . a . n . k . thank. thank means a conversational expression of gratitude.

  • I can manage quite well on my own, thank you! that t . h . a . t . that. that means is used

  • to refer to someone or something already mentioned. He began to learn English when he was twelve

  • years old, that is to say, when he entered junior high school.

  • the t . h . e . the. the sis the definite article. It is used at the beginning of noun

  • groups. It is also used at the beginning of noun groups to refer to someone or something

  • that you have already mentioned or identified. For the time being, my sister is an assistant

  • in a supermarket. theater t . h . e . a . t . e . r . theater.

  • theater means a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be

  • presented. The theater was full. their t . h . e . i . r . their. their means

  • of, belonging to, or associated in some way with them. The troops maintained their ground.

  • theirs t . h . e . i . r . s . theirs. theirs means something or someone belonging to or

  • associated in some way with them. Theirs is difficult.

  • them t . h . e . m . them. them is a third person plural pronoun. Them is used refers

  • to things or people other than the speaker or people addressed. What happened to them?

  • theme t . h . e . m . e . theme. theme means the subject matter of a conversation or discussion.

  • His letters were always on the theme of love. themselves t . h . e . m . s . e . l . v . e

  • . s . themselves. themselves means is used to emphasize the people or things that you

  • are referring to. They all seemed to be enjoying themselves.

  • then t . h . e . n . then. then means subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence

  • connectors). We watched the late movie and then went to bed.

  • theory t . h . e . o . r . y . theory. theory means a tentative theory about the natural

  • world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts

  • or phenomena. A scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific

  • theory there t . h . e . r . e . there. there means

  • in or at that place.they have lived there for years.

  • therefore t . h . e . r . e . f . o . r . e . therefore. therefore means used to introduce

  • a logical conclusion from that fact or reason or as a result. Muscle cells need lots of

  • fuel and therefore burn lots of calories. they t . h . e . y . they. they is a third

  • person plural pronoun. They is used refers to people or things other than the speaker

  • or people addressed. The two men were far more alike than they would ever admit.

  • thick t . h . i . c . k . thick. thick means not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively

  • great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid

  • dimensions. Spread a thick layer of butter. thickly t . h . i . c . k . l . y . thickly.

  • thickly means spoken with poor articulation as if with a thick tongue. After a few drinks

  • he was beginning to speak thickly. thickness t . h . i . c . k . n . e . s . s

  • . thickness. thickness means the dimension through an object as opposed to its length

  • or width. Length of cooking time for salmon is proportional to the thickness of the fish.

  • thief t . h . i . e . f . thief. thief means a criminal who takes property belonging to

  • someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it. He becamethief, stealing

  • food and the like because his family never had enough to eat.

  • thin t . h . i . n . thin. thin means of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite

  • or in cross section. The atmosphere of Mars is very thin because the low gravity is unable

  • to retain most gases. thing t . h . i . n . g . thing. thing means

  • is used to refer to any object, feature, or event when you cannot, need not, or do not

  • want to refer to it more precisely. She was in the middle of clearing the breakfast things.

  • think t . h . i . n . k . think. think means an instance of deliberate thinking. I need

  • to give it a good think. thinking t . h . i . n . k . i . n . g . thinking.

  • thinking means the process of using your mind to consider something carefully. Thinking

  • always made him frown. thirsty t . h . i . r . s . t . y . thirsty.

  • thirsty means feeling a need or desire to drink. After playing hard the children were

  • thirsty. this t . h . i . s . this. this means is used

  • to refer back to a particular person or thing that has been mentioned or implied. If you

  • write your alternative text with this in mind, it should work well

  • thorough t . h . o . r . o . u . g . h . thorough. thorough means having finished or arrived

  • at completion. After the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up.

  • thoroughly t . h . o . r . o . u . g . h . l . y . thoroughly. thoroughly means thoroughly;

  • completely. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly after cleaning the bathrooms.

  • though t . h . o . u . g . h . though. though means despite the fact that. Though he tries

  • hard, he always fails. thought t . h . o . u . g . h . t . thought.

  • thought means the process of using your mind to consider something. Careful thought would

  • have been neededthread t . h . r . e . a . d . thread. thread

  • means any long object resembling a thin line. From the air the road was a grey thread.

  • threat t . h . r . e . a . t . threat. threat means something that is a source of danger.

  • Earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan. threaten t . h . r . e . a . t . e . n . threaten.

  • threaten means pose a threat to; present a danger to. He said army officers had threatened

  • to destroy the town. threatening t . h . r . e . a . t . e . n

  • . i . n . g . threatening. threatening means threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic

  • developments. The rising water has breached the dam and is threatening the town.

  • throat t . h . r . o . a . t . throat. throat means the passage to the stomach and lungs;

  • in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone. The man held the

  • woman by the throat, and tried to choke her. through t . h . r . o . u . g . h . through.

  • through means from beginning to end. A whisper ran through the crowd.

  • throughout t . h . r . o . u . g . h . o . u . t . throughout. throughout means from first

  • to last.the play was excellent throughout. throw t . h . r . o . w . . throw. throw means

  • project through the air. Throw a frisbee. throwt way. throw away. throw away means get

  • rid of something that you do not want or need. I never throw clothes away.

  • thumb t . h . u . m . b . thumb. thumb means the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb.

  • She bit the tip of her left thumb, not looking at me.

  • Thursday T . h . u . r . s . d . a . y . Thursday. Thursday means the fifth day of the week;

  • the fourth working day. I'm always terribly busy on Thursdays.

  • thus t . h . u . s . thus. thus means (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that

  • fact or reason or as a result. He doesn't speak English, and thus it has been very

  • hard for him to find a job. ticket t . i . c . k . e . t . ticket. ticket

  • means a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride

  • on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment). I queued for two hours to

  • get a ticket to see the football game. tie t . i . e . tie. tie means neck wear consisting

  • of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at

  • the front. He stood in front of the mirror tightening his tie.

  • tie sth up tie sth up. tie sth up means fasten string or rope round it so that it is firm

  • or secure. He tied up the bag and took it outside.

  • tight t . i . g . h . t . tight. tight means closely constrained or constricted or constricting.

  • He hated tight starched collars. tightly t . i . g . h . t . l . y . tightly.

  • tightly means in a tight or constricted manner. A tightly packed pub.

  • till t . i . l . l . till. till means up to a time that. He laughed till he cried.

  • time t . i . m . e . time. time means an instance or single occasion for some event. This time

  • he succeeded. timetable t . i . m . e . t . a . b . l . e

  • . timetable. timetable means a schedule listing events and the times at which they will take

  • place. The two countries are to try to agree a timetable for formal talks.

  • tin t . i . n . tin. tin means a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used

  • in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite

  • where it occurs as tin oxide. A factory that turns scrap metal into tin cans.

  • tiny t . i . n . y . tiny. tiny means very small. The tiny nation of Bahrain moved toward

  • democracy. tip t . i . p . tip. tip means an indication

  • of potential opportunity. He got a tip on the stock market.

  • tire t . i . r . e . tire. tire means exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain

  • or stress. We tired ourselves out on this hike.

  • tiring t . i . r . i . n . g . tiring. tiring means producing exhaustion. The visit was

  • especially tiring. tired t . i . r . e . d . tired. tired means

  • depleted of strength or energy. Tired mothers with crying babies.

  • title t . i . t . l . e . title. title means a heading that names a statute or legislative

  • bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with. Title 8 provided federal help

  • for schools. to t . o . to. to means is used to indicating

  • the place that someone or something visits, moves towards, or points at. Two friends and

  • I drove to Florida during college spring break. today t . o . d . a . y . today. today means

  • in these times. Today almost every home has television.

  • toe t . o . e . toe. toe means one of the digits of the foot. Someone stepped on my

  • toe in the crowded bus. together t . o . g . e . t . h . e . r . together.

  • together means in conjunction with; combined. Our salaries put together couldn't pay for

  • the damage. toilet t . o . i . l . e . t . toilet. toilet

  • means a room or building equipped with one or more toilets. Cheap toilet paper is usually

  • quite thin and coarse. tomato t . o . m . a . t . o . tomato. tomato

  • means mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable. We bought some tomato