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take - v. to put a hand or hands around something and hold it, often to move it to another place; to carry something ; to seize; to capture; to begin to be in control ("The president takes office tomorrow.")

talk - v. to express thoughts in spoken words; n. a meeting for discussion

tall - ad. higher than others; opposite short

tank - n. a large container for holding liquids; a heavy military vehicle with guns

target - n. any person or object aimed at or fired at

taste - v. to sense through the mouth ("The fruit tastes sweet.")

tax - n. the money a person or business must pay to the government so the government can provide services

tea - n. a drink made from the plant of the same name

teach - v. to show how to do something; to provide knowledge; to cause to understand

team - n. a group organized for some purpose, often for sports

tear - v. to pull apart, often by force

tears - n. the fluid that comes out of the eyes while crying

technical - ad. involving machines, processes and materials in industry, transportation and communications; of or about a very special kind of subject or thing ("You need technical knowledge to understand how this system works.")

technology - n. the use of scientific knowledge and methods to produce goods and services

telephone - n. a device or system for sending sounds, especially the voice, over distances

telescope - n. a device for making objects that are far away appear closer and larger

television - n. a device that receives electronic signals and makes them into pictures and sounds; the system of sending pictures and sounds by electronic signals over a distance so others can see and hear them on a receiver

tell - v. to give information; to make known by speaking; to order; to command

temperature - n. the measurement of heat and cold

temporary - ad. lasting only a short time

tense - ad. having fear or concern; dangerous; opposite calm

term - n. a limited period of time during which someone does a job or carries out a responsibility ("He served two terms in Congress."); the conditions of an agreement that have been accepted by those involved in it

terrible - ad. very bad; causing terror or fear

territory - n. a large area of land

terror - n. extreme fear; that which causes great fear

terrorist - n. a person who carries out acts of extreme violence as a protest or a way to influence a government

test - v. to attempt to learn or prove what something is like or how it will act by studying or doing ("The scientists will test the new engine soon."); n. an attempt to learn or prove what something is like or how it will act by studying or doing ("The test of the new engine takes place today."); a group of questions or problems used to find out a person's knowledge ("The students did well on the language test.")

than - conj. connecting word used to link things that may be similar, but are not equal ("My sister is taller than I am.")

thank - v. to say that one has a good feeling toward another because that person did something kind ("I want to thank you for helping me.")

that - ad. showing the person, place or thing being spoken about ("That man is a soldier."); pro. the person, place or thing being spoken about ("The building that I saw was very large.")

the - pro. used in front of a name word to show that it is a person or thing that is known about or is being spoken about

theater - n. a place where movies are shown or plays are performed

them - pro. other people being spoken about

then - ad. at that time; existing; and so

theory - n. a possible explanation of why something exists or how something happens using experiments or ideas, but which is not yet proven ("Other scientists are debating his theory about the disappearance of dinosaurs.")

there - ad. in that place or position; to or toward that place

these - pro. of or about the people, places or things nearby that have been spoken about already

they - pro. those ones being spoken about

thick - ad. having a large distance between two opposite surfaces ("The wall is two meters thick."); having many parts close together ("The forest is very thick."); almost solid, such as a liquid that does not flow easily; opposite thin

thin - ad. having a small distance between two opposite surfaces; not fat; not wide; opposite thick

thing - n. any object

think - v. to produce thoughts; to form ideas in the mind; to consider; to believe

third - ad. coming after two others

this - pro. of or about the person, place or thing nearby that has been spoken about already

threaten - v. to warn that one will do harm or cause damage

through - prep. in at one end and out at the other; from front to back; from top to bottom; with the help of; by

throw - v. to cause to go through the air by a movement of the arm

tie - v. to join or hold together with some material; n. anything that joins or unites; links or connections ("The two nations have strong trade ties.")

time - n. that which is measured in minutes, hours, days and years; a period that can be identified in hours and minutes and is shown on a clock; a period when an event should or will take place

tired - ad. having less strength because of work or exercise; needing sleep or rest

to - prep. showing the direction of an action; showing the person or place toward which an action is directed; showing a goal or purpose

today - n. this day

together - ad. in one group; at the same time or place; in cooperation

tomorrow - n. the day after today

tonight - n. this night

too - ad. also; as well as; more than is necessary

tool - n. any instrument or device designed to help one do work

top - n. the upper edge or surface; the highest part; the cover of something

torture - v. to cause severe pain; n. the act of causing severe pain in order to harm, to punish or to get information from

total - n. the complete amount

touch - v. to put the hand or fingers on

toward - prep. in the direction of; leading to

town - n. a center where people live, larger than a village but not as large as a city

trade - v. to buy and sell or exchange products or services; n. the activity of buying, selling or exchanging products or services

tradition - n. a ceremony, activity or belief that has existed for a long time

traffic - n. the movement of people, vehicles or ships along a street, road or waterway

tragic - ad. extremely sad; terrible

train - v. to teach or learn how to do something; to prepare for an activity; n. an engine and the cars connected to it that move along a railroad

transport - v. to move goods or people from one place to another

transportation - n. the act or business of moving goods or people

trap - v. to catch or be caught by being tricked; to be unable to move or escape; n. a device used to catch animals

travel - v. to go from one place to another, usually for a long distance

treason - n. the act of fighting against one's own country or of helping its enemies

treasure - n. a large collection of money, jewels or other things of great value

treat - v. to deal with; to act toward in a special way; to try to cure

treatment - n. the act of treating; the use of medicine to try to cure or make better

treaty - n. a written agreement between two or more nations

tree - n. a very tall plant that is mostly wood, except for its leaves

trial - n. an examination in a court of a question or dispute to decide if a charge is true

tribe - n. a group of families ruled by a common chief or leader

trick - v. to cheat; to fool a person so as to get something or make him or her do something

trip - n. a movement from one place to another, usually a long distance

troops - n. a number of soldiers in a large controlled group

trouble - n. that which causes concern, fear, difficulty or problems

truce - n. a temporary halt in fighting agreed to by all sides involved

truck - n. a heavy vehicle used to carry goods

true - ad. correct; not false

trust - v. to believe that someone is honest and will not cause harm

try - v. to make an effort; to take court action against a person to decide if he or she is guilty or innocent of a crime

tube - n. a long, round structure through which liquids or gases can flow; a long, thin container in which they can be kept

turn - v. to change direction; to move into a different position; to change color, form or shape