Tuesday, August 14, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (196)

Theological (adjective) 
of, or relating to the study of God and his relation to the world 
His continued skepticism, however, shaped his subsequent theological studies at
Crosier Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, and at Boston University, where
he received a doctorate in systematic theology in 1955.

Theoretical (adjective) 
about, involving, or based on a belief used as the basis for action
The causes of crime can be explained through several theoretical perspectives.
Therapists (adjective) 
somebody trained to treat disease, disorders, or injuries, especially somebody who uses 
methods other than drugs and surgery
According to therapists who specialize in Multiple Personality Disorder, the host (the
victim/survivor's basic personality) is not necessarily aware of the existence of these

Thermal (noun) 
a rising body of warm air When a hang-glider gets caught in a thermal, his aircraft will spiral upward for
hundreds of feet.

Thermonuclear (adjective) 
of or relating to the transformations in the nucleus of atoms of low atomic weight as 
hydrogen that require a very high temperature for their inception as in the hydrogen bomb 
or in the sun 
Fusion produces the energy of the sun and other stars and the explosive force of
thermonuclear weapons.

Thesis (noun)  
a proposition advanced as an argument
The thesis of a reading passage determines the structure, so the structure, once a reader
begins to sense it, can lead him to the thesis.

Thievery (noun) 
stealing something from a person or place
In Roman mythology, Mercury is the god of commerce, travel and thievery, the Roman
counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods.

Thoroughfare (noun) 
a course affording passage from one place to another
Situated close to busy thoroughfares, McDonald’s make its profits on high volume and
quick turnover. 

Thrall (noun) 
to make a slave of    
Twenty thousand years ago, the Earth was held in thrall by a relentless ice age.
Threats (noun) 
the expression of a deliberate intention to cause harm or pain
If such a multi-day sequence could be forecast, valuable lead time might be gained on
flooding threats. 

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