Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Trek (verb) 
to make one's way arduously
The students had been missing since Saturday, when they trekked into the woods after
visiting the telescope.

Tremendous (adjective) 
extremely large, powerful, or great
The fusion process released  tremendous amounts of heat and light which could then
combat the compressing force of gravity; eventually, the two forces reached equilibrium.

Trend (noun) 
a general tendency, movement, or direction
A growing trend toward emphasis on neural aspects of various cognitive processes has
spawned what is referred to as the Cognitive Neuropsychology track, with students
studying jointly in cognitive and in clinical neuropsychology.

Tribe (noun) 
a group of people sharing a common ancestry
Sitting Bull and the Sioux realized they could not defeat the army alone, and they must
stand with other tribes.

Tributary (noun) 
channeling material, supplies, into something more inclusive
Many tributaries flow into the Mississippi River, making it one of the longest rivers in
the world.

Trigger (verb) 
to set something off, bring something about, or make something happen   
Slab and other avalanches can be hard or soft, wet  or dry and can be  triggered
naturally or artificially.

Triumph (verb) 
to conquer or win a victory over, as in battle or a competition
During the Civil War, the Union Army triumphed over the Confederate Army in the
bloodiest battle ever fought in American History.

Trough (noun) 
a long shallow often v-shaped receptacle for the drinking water or feed of domestic animals 
In the 17th century, the Conestoga wagon had a trough attached to its rear end, so the
horses could feed.

Trounce (verb) 
to render totally ineffective by decisive defeat
The San Antonio Spurs trounced the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs.

Tsunami (noun)
a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake on the ocean floor
Tsunamis are unlike wind generated waves, which many of us may have observed on a
local lake or at a coastal beach, in that they are characterized as shallow water waves,
with long periods and wave lengths.  

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