IELTS Exam Vocabulary List - T

IELTS Exam Vocabulary Lists
  1. tableau n. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
  2. tacit adj. Understood.
  3. taciturn adj. Disinclined to conversation.
  4. tack n. A small sharp-pointed nail.
  5. tact n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
  6. tactician n. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.
  7. tactics n. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.
  8. tangency n. The state of touching.
  9. tangent adj. Touching.
  10. tangible adj. Perceptible by touch.
  11. tannery n. A place where leather is tanned.
  12. tantalize v. To tease.
  13. tantamount adj. Having equal or equivalent value, effect, or import.
  14. tapestry n. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
  15. tarnish v. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way.
  16. taut adj. Stretched tight.
  17. taxation n. A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.
  18. taxidermy n. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them.
  19. technic adj. Technical.
  20. technicality n. Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like.
  21. technique n. Manner of performance.
  22. technography n. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.
  23. technology n. The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.
  24. teem v. To be full to overflowing.
  25. telepathy n. Thought-transference.
  26. telephony n. The art or process of communicating by telephone.
  27. telescope v. To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spyglass.
  28. telltale adj. That gives warning or information.
  29. temerity n. Recklessness.
  30. temporal adj. Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.
  31. temporary adj. Lasting for a short time only.
  32. temporize v. To pursue a policy of delay.
  33. tempt v. To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong.
  34. tempter n. An allurer or enticer to evil.
  35. tenacious adj. Unyielding.
  36. tenant n. An occupant.
  37. tendency n. Direction or inclination, as toward some objector end.
  38. tenet n. Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true.
  39. tenor n. A settled course or manner of progress.
  40. tense adj. Strained to stiffness.
  41. tentative adj. Done as an experiment.
  42. tenure n. The term during which a thing is held.
  43. tercentenary adj. Pertaining to a period of 300 years.
  44. termagant adj. Violently abusive and quarrelsome.
  45. terminal adj. Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit.
  46. terminate v. To put an end or stop to.
  47. termination n. The act of ending or concluding.
  48. terminus n. The final point or goal.
  49. terrify v. To fill with extreme fear.
  50. territorial adj. Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction.
  51. terse adj. Pithy.
  52. testament n. A will.
  53. testator n. The maker of a will.
  54. testimonial n. A formal token of regard, often presented in public.
  55. thearchy n. Government by a supreme deity.
  56. theism n. Belief in God.
  57. theocracy n. A government administered by ecclesiastics.
  58. theocrasy n. The mixed worship of polytheism.
  59. theologian n. A professor of divinity.
  60. theological adj. Based on or growing out of divine revelation.
  61. theology n. The branch of theological science that treats of God.
  62. theoretical adj. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications.
  63. theorist n. One given to speculating.
  64. theorize v. To speculate.
  65. thereabout adv. Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.
  66. therefor adv. For that or this.
  67. thermal adj. Of or pertaining to heat.
  68. thermoelectric adj. Denoting electricity produced by heat.
  69. thermoelectricity n. Electricity generated by differences of temperature,
  70. thesis n. An essay or treatise on a particular subject.
  71. thoroughbred adj. Bred from the best or purest blood or stock.
  72. thoroughfare n. A public street or road.
  73. thrall n. One controlled by an appetite or a passion.
  74. tilth n. Cultivation.
  75. timbre n. The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
  76. timorous adj. Lacking courage.
  77. tincture n. A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine.
  78. tinge n. A faint trace of color.
  79. tipsy adj. Befuddled with drinks.
  80. tirade n. Harangue.
  81. tireless adj. Untiring.
  82. tiresome adj. Wearisome.
  83. Titanic adj. Of vast size or strength.
  84. toilsome adj. Laborious.
  85. tolerable adj. Moderately good.
  86. tolerance n. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others.
  87. tolerant adj. Indulgent.
  88. tolerate v. To passively permit or put up with.
  89. toleration n. A spirit of charitable leniency.
  90. topography n. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.
  91. torpor n. Apathy.
  92. torrid adj. Excessively hot.
  93. tortious adj. Wrongful.
  94. tortuous adj. Abounding in irregular bends or turns.
  95. torturous adj. Marked by extreme suffering.
  96. tractable adj. Easily led or controlled.
  97. trait n. A distinguishing feature or quality.
  98. trajectory n. The path described by a projectile moving under given forces.
  99. trammel n. An impediment.
  100. tranquil adj. Calm.
  101. tranquilize v. To soothe.
  102. tranquility n. Calmness.
  103. transalpine adj. Situated on the other side of the Alps.
  104. transact v. To do business.
  105. transatlantic adj. Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.
  106. transcend v. To surpass.
  107. transcendent adj. Surpassing.
  108. transcontinental adj. Extending or passing across a continent.
  109. transcribe v. To write over again (something already written)
  110. transcript n. A copy made directly from an original.
  111. transfer v. To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another.
  112. transferable adj. Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another.
  113. transferee n. The person to whom a transfer is made.
  114. transference n. The act of conveying from one person or place to another.
  115. transferrer n. One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.
  116. transfigure v. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to.
  117. transfuse v. To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.
  118. transfusible adj. Capable of being poured from one vessel to another.
  119. transfusion n. The act of pouring from one vessel to another.
  120. transgress v. To break a law.
  121. transience n. Something that is of short duration.
  122. transient n. One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
  123. transition n. Passage from one place, condition, or action to another.
  124. transitory adj. Existing for a short time only.
  125. translate v. To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect.
  126. translator n. An interpreter.
  127. translucence n. The property or state of allowing the passage of light.
  128. translucent adj. Allowing the passage of light.
  129. transmissible adj. That may e sent through or across.
  130. transmission n. The act of sending through or across.
  131. transmit v. To send trough or across.
  132. transmute v. To change in nature, substance, or form.
  133. transparent adj. Easy to see through or understand.
  134. transpire v. To come to pass.
  135. transplant v. To remove and plant in another place.
  136. transposition n. The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.
  137. transverse adj. Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.
  138. travail n. Hard or agonizing labor.
  139. travesty n. A grotesque imitation.
  140. treacherous adj. Perfidious.
  141. treachery n. Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith.
  142. treasonable adj. Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.
  143. treatise n. An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts.
  144. treble adj. Multiplied by three.
  145. trebly adv. Triply.
  146. tremendous adj. Awe-inspiring.
  147. tremor n. An involuntary trembling or shivering.
  148. tremulous adj. Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness.
  149. trenchant adj. Cutting deeply and quickly.
  150. trepidation n. Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
  151. trestle n. An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railwaybridge.
  152. triad n. A group of three persons of things.
  153. tribune n. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.
  154. trickery n. Artifice.
  155. tricolor adj. Of three colors.
  156. tricycle n. A three-wheeled vehicle.
  157. trident n. The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune.
  158. triennial adj. Taking place every third year.
  159. trimness n. Neatness.
  160. trinity n. A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance.
  161. trio n. Three things grouped or associated together.
  162. triple adj. Threefold.
  163. triplicate adj. Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts.
  164. triplicity n. The state of being triple or threefold.
  165. tripod n. A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.
  166. trisect v. To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.
  167. trite adj. Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
  168. triumvir n. One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.
  169. trivial adj. Of little importance or value.
  170. troublesome adj. Burdensome.
  171. truculence n. Ferocity.
  172. truculent adj. Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
  173. truism n. A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof.
  174. truthful adj. Veracious.
  175. turgid adj. Swollen.
  176. turpitude n. Depravity.
  177. tutelage n. The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
  178. tutelar adj. Protective.
  179. tutorship n. The office of a guardian.
  180. twinge n. A darting momentary local pain.
  181. typical adj. Characteristic.
  182. typify v. To serve as a characteristic example of.
  183. typographical adj. Pertaining to typography or printing.
  184. typography n. The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
  185. tyrannical adj. Despotic.
  186. tyranny n. Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.
  187. tyro n. One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.

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