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testimony.noun,.plural.testimonies
evidence in support of a fact or an assertion; proof; a testimony is saying something to another or to others (the police officer testified on the radio that no one should take that mountain road at any time during winter; jurors listen to many testimonies at trials); if you say that one thing is testimony to another, you mean that it shows clearly that the second thing has a particular.quality (this book is testimony to a very individual kind of courage; she is living testimony to the adage of kindness); a statement saying that something is true; a fact or situation that shows or proves very clearly that something exists or is true; an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact; a declaration by a witness; an affirmation or declaration; a declaration made to establish a fact
testimonial.noun
a written statement testifying as to a person's qualifications, abilities and character; a public talk about oneself

testify, testified, testifying, testifies.verbs
intransitive verb use.to bear.witness (the exhilaration of weightlessness, to which many astronauts have testified); to make a declaration of truth or fact; submit.testimony (witnesses testifying before a grand jury); to express or declare a strong belief one had; to make a statement based on personal knowledge in support of an asserted fact; to serve as evidence (wreckage that testifies to the ferocity of the storm)
transitive verb use.to declare publicly; make known (testifying their faith); to state or affirm under oath (testified in court that he saw the defendant); to bear witness to; provide evidence for; indicate
testification, testifier.nouns

trifling.adjective
of slight worth or importance; trivial; frivolous or idle
triflingly.adverb

trifle.noun
something of little importance or value; a small amount; a jot; a dessert typically consisting of plain or sponge cake soaked in sherry, rum or brandy and topped with layers of jam or jelly, custard and whipped cream; a moderately hard variety of pewter; trifles (utensils made from this variety of pewter)
trifle, trifled, trifling, trifles.verbs
intransitive verb use.to deal with something as if it were of little significance or value; to act, perform or speak with little seriousness or purpose; jest; to play or toy with something (she trifled with my affections); flirt
transitive verb use.to waste (time or money, for example)
a trifle.idiom
very little; somewhat (a trifle stingy)
trifler.noun

take to heart.idiom
to take seriously and be affected or troubled by

Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Historian: Tacitus wrote.Histories-(covering the history of the Roman Empire from the death of Augustus in 14-A.D. to the death of Domitian 96 A.D.)-and.Annals-(history of the Julian emperors from Tiberius to Nero). He lauds the ideals of the Roman Republic and provides insight into many of the Roman emperors. The last years of his life were devoted chiefly to the composition of his historical works, of which less than half are extant.

tenuous.adjective
long and thin; slender (tenuous strands); having a thin consistency; dilute; having little substance; flimsy (a tenuous argument)
tenuously.adverb
tenuousness.noun

though.conjunctive
you often use 'though' to introduce a fact which you regard as less important than the fact in the main clause; used to introduce a statement that makes the main statement coming after it seem surprising, unlikely or unexpected; although (though she's almost 40, she still plans to compete in the marathon); despite the fact that; although (he still works on, though he knows it's past closing time; even though it was raining, she walked to work; though they may tire soon, they will still carry on)
as though.conjunction
as if (looked as though they had been up all night)
though.adverb
however; nevertheless.(snow is not predicted; we can expect some rain, though; wouldn't that beat all, though?)

turmoil.noun
a state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult.(a country in turmoil over labor strikes caused by greedy corporations refusing to pay fair wages for fair work)

tang.noun
a distinctively.sharp taste, flavor or odor, as that of orange juice; a distinctive quality that adds piquancy; a trace, hint or smattering; the tropical surgeonfish
tang, tanged, tanging, tangs.transitive verbs
to give a tang to
tanginess.noun
tangy.adjective

tart, tarter, tartest.adjectives
having a sharp, pungent taste; sour; sharp or bitter in tone or meaning; cutting
tartly.adverb
tartness.noun

tart.noun,.plural.tarts
a small open pie with a sweet filling, as of custard or cooked fruit; a woman considered to be sexually promiscuous
tart, tarted, tarting, tarts.transitive verbs
to dress up or make fancy in a tawdry, garish way

Sir Rabindranath Tagore 1861-1941
Bengali writer who tried to deepen mutual Indian and Western cultural understanding, known especially for his collection of poetry Gitanjali, 1912, based on traditional Hindu themes. He won the 1913 Nobel Prize for literature; He was born in Calcutta, into a wealthy family, the son of the philosopher Debendranath Tagore. He began to write poetry as a child. His first book appeared when he was 17 years old. After a brief stay in England in 1878 to study law, he returned to India, where he rapidly became the most important and popular author of the colonial era, writing poetry.(example), short stories, novels and plays.(example). He composed several hundred popular songs and in 1929 also began painting. A dedicated internationalist and educator, Tagore established a school in 1901 in his estate, Santiniketan, in Bengal, to teach a blend of Eastern and Western philosophies. In 1921 his school was expanded into an international university, Visva-Bharati.....Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Picture courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica.

tirade.noun
a long angry or violent speech, usually of a censorious or denunciatory nature; a diatribe

tantra.noun
any of a comparatively recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature written in Sanskrit that combine religious instruction with physical discipline and is concerned with mysticism and magic (magic is defined as what science has not yet understood about the invisible world)
tantric.adjective

torque.noun
a turning or twisting force; the moment of a force such as what you feel when a vehicle takes off from a stop sign or when you accelerate on the highway to pass a truck; the measure of a force's tendency to produce torsion and rotation about an axis, equal to the vector product of the radius vector from the axis of rotation to the point of application of the force
torque, torqued, torquing, torques.transitive verbs
to impart torque to
torquer.noun,.plural.torquers
torquey.adjective

torsion.noun,.plural.torsions
the act of twisting or turning; the condition.of being twisted or turned; the stress or deformation.caused when one end of an object is twisted in one direction and the other end is held motionless or twisted in the opposite direction
torsional.adjective
torsionally.adverb

transfer, transferred, transferring, transfers.verbs
transitive verb use.to convey or cause to pass from one place, person or thing to another
intransitive verb use.to move oneself from one location or job to another; to withdraw from one educational institution or course of study and enroll in another; to change from one public conveyance to another (transferred to another bus)
transference.noun,.plural.transferences
the act or process of transferring; the fact of being transferred
transferential.adjective
transfer.also transferal.noun
the conveyance or removal of something from one place, person, or thing to another; one who transfers or is transferred, as to a new school; a ticket entitling a passenger to change from one public conveyance to another as part of one trip
transferability, transferrer.nouns
transferable.adjective

two-dimensional.adjective
nothing in the universe is two-dimensional as everything has three-dimensions to it, though some items appear to have two dimensions, such as length and width and therefor appear to be lacking in range or depth, so that a two-dimensional object or figure looks flat rather than solid and so such objects are deemed unimportant for common measuring applications (too flat to consider, nevertheless, they are three-dimensional)

three-dimensional.adjective
of, relating to, having or existing in three dimensions; a three-dimensional object is solid rather than flat as so-called two-dimensional objects are, because a three-dimensional object can be measured in three different directions, the height, the length and its width; the abbreviation 3-D can also be used (a three-dimensional model car he put together); a three-dimensional picture, image or film looks as though it is deep or solid rather than flat (new software, which generates both so-called.two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional images); having or appearing to have extension in depth; lifelike; three-dimensional objects are solid rather than flat, but then again, nothing in our world if flat, only appearing to be so; if you describe fictional characters as three-dimensional you mean that they seem real and natural (in the game the characters emerge as fully three-dimensional); three-dimensional art or design is produced by carving or shaping stone, wood, clay or other materials; see two-dimensional and four-dimensional

transfuse, transfused, transfusing, transfuses.transitive verbs
to cause to be instilled or imparted (transfused a love of learning to her children); to diffuse.through; permeate (a glade that was transfused with sunlight); to pour something out of one vessel into another; to administer a transfusion of or to
transfuser.noun
transfusible.or.transfusable.adjective
transfusive.adjective

tax.noun,.plural.taxes
originally a voluntary contribution for the support of a government but now assumed by governments to be required of persons, groups or businesses within the domain exercised by various government departments
tax, taxed, taxing, taxes.verbs
to place a tax on income, property or goods; to exact a tax from; to make difficult or excessive demands upon (dealing with a department that taxes everyone's patience)
taxer.noun
taxation.noun
the act or practice of imposing taxes; the fact of being taxed

task.noun,.plural.tasks
a piece of work one decides to undertake; a tedious undertaking; a function to be performed; an objective
task, tasked, tasking, tasks.transitive verbs
exertion often to one's limits (climbing Mount Lougheed in Alberta, Canada is quite tasking; it was a huge task requiring all he knew, to solve the difficult computer issue); tax (effort expended taxed his limits)
take to task.idiom
call to task.idiom
bring to task.idiom
to reprimand or censure

talent.noun,.plural.talents
a variable unit of weight and money used in ancient Greece, Rome and the Middle East; a talent of silver contained 3,000 shekels:.Exodus 38:25,26. The Greek talent was in the form of a circular mass, as the Hebrew name kikkar denotes and was 82 1/4 lbs. A talent of gold was double the weight of a talent of silver:.2Samuel 12:30. The Jewish talent is usually estimated at about 125 pounds troy weight, though others estimate it a little less than 114 pounds troy. The common Attic (Attica, Athens or the Athenians of Greece) talent was equal, on the usual estimate, to about 56 lbs. 11 oz. troy. 

In the New Testament, a talent is a denomination of money, which was anciently reckoned by weight and is used only of an indefinitely large sum: Matthew 18:24; 25:20-25.. The value of the talent, therefore, varied in different countries, in proportion to the different weights of the talent. 

Parable of the talents.

For weights and measures used in the Bible, see here.

one gerah
$..2.5 American cents
10 gerahs = 1 bekah
... 25 American cents (a quarter of a dollar)
2 bekahs = 1 shekel
....2.50 American dollars 
50 shekels = 1 maneh
....125. American dollars
60 manehs = 1 talent
.   7500. American dollars
one.talent of silver.(about 125 lbs.)(3,000 shekels)
one.talent of gold.(about 250 lbs.)(6,000 shekels)
gerah.a Hebrew word, meaning a grain or kernel and hence a small weight; the twentieth part of a shekel, equal to 12 grains
bekah.meaning "a half" i.e., "half a shekel", equal to 5 pennyweight
shekel equal to 10 pennyweight
maneh.a part" or "portion", equal to 60 shekels or 2 lbs. 6 oz
one talent of silver in Old Testament; about 125 lbs.; 3,000 shekels
one talentof gold in Old Testament; about 250 lbs.; 6,000 shekels
one pound
In the New Testament, a weight and sum of money equal to 100 drachmae, which was a basic unit of currency and a silver coin in Greece and today one of several modern units of weight, especially the dram

In the Old Testament, a weight of 300 shekels was one pound

a pound equalled 10 1/3 oz. or 300 grams; one talent was 100 pounds

authorities differ as to exact figures
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