tenable    /ˋtɛnəbl/

ten(hold)-able

adj. [Able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection]

  note: 通常指某事物是reasonable, well-found, 所以才能hold住.

  ex. From a tenable source we have no doubt that the attacks are from Russian hackers.

  ex. Having  $500 budget is very tenable for choosing a wide array of hotel, since the average one is just $50 per night.

  ex. The new mayor's claim of increasing the tax will be untenable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

tenacity    /təˈnæsətɪ/

ten(hold)-acy-ty

n.不屈不撓 [The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip]

  similar word(n.):determinationpersistence (p.354)

  ex. To survive requires hard work, tenacity and true grit.

  ex. You must have the tenacity in order to be an undefeated team in two consecutive seasons, and the FSU football team did it.

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tenacious    /təˋneʃəs/

ten(hold)-acy-ous

adj. [Tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely]

   ex. The belief from Confucius is still tenacious in modern Chinese society.

   ex. The tradition of having turkeys on Thanksgiving Day remains tenacious and intact from 200 year ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tenant    / ˋtɛnənt/

n.房客 [A person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.]

  note: rent 房租, tenant 房客

  ex. to evict tenants for non-payment of rent.

 

n.建築物或土地的占有者 [(in Law) a person who holds or possesses for a time lands, tenements, or personalty of another, usually for rent.]

  ex. the lease here provides only that the tenant bears all the responsibility for maintenance.

  note: 在法律上的用法會當地主、房東

 

 

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tend    /tɛnd/

v.傾向 [be likely to behave in a certainway or to have a certain characteristic or influence]

  note: 不及物動詞,接受詞要加 to

  note: tendency 為其名詞型。

  ex. Women tend to live longer than men.

  ex. Prices continue to show an upward tendency

 

v.照料, 照管 [take care of or look after sth/sb]

  note: 及物動詞

  字源:是attend的變形過來的, attend 本來就有 to take care的意思。

  ex. nurses tend the wounds of the injured.

 

 

 

 

 

tendentious    /tɛnˋdɛnʃəs/

tendency-ous

adj.有傾向性的 [strongly favoring a particular point of view in a way that may cause argument]

  ex. Some media in Taiwan often publish tendentious political news, by polishing the dark side of a specific party.

  ex. Saying that "Japan deserved the nuclear bombs in WWII" is tendentious, but many people in China were implanted this concept by patriotism. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tender    /ˋtɛndɚ/

adj.親切的; 溫和的 [Showing gentleness and concern or sympathy]

  ex. nurses tend the wounds of the injured with a tender heart.

 

adj. 易受傷害的; 脆弱的; 纖弱的[easily damaged or hurt; delicate]

  note: 可以指植物不耐寒, the little plant is tender so that we should keep it from cold weather.

  note:也可以指皮膚敏感、很容易痛

  note: 很多時候都是用來指很軟很好cut的食物

 

ps. 這邊略去tender在動詞上與名詞上的用法

 

How to get more tender, juicier chicken breast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tenet    /ˋtɛnɪt/

n.原則; 信條 [A principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy]

  ex. The centered tenet in science is that experimental evidence defines the truth.

  ex. The tenet of my management strategy is to let employees feel honorable and happy to do what they are doing.

  ex. religious tenets  could be used for discrimination against individuals.

 

similar word: creed, credo, dogma, doctrine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tenor    /ˋtɛnɚ/

n.男高音 [highest normal adult male voice.]

   note: a member of a family of instruments having a range next lower than that of the alto

   note: soprano

n.要旨 [The tenor of something is the general meaning or mood that it expresses.]

  ex. The whole tenor of discussions has changed.

 

 

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How To Train Your Voice To Sing Tenor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tension    /ˋtɛnʃən/

tens(to stretch)-ion

n.張力, 緊張 [condition when feelings are tense or relations between people, groups, etc are strained]

   ex. At the International CES, the tension between past and future is clearly on display, sometimes even in the same room. (New York Times Jan 5, 2015)

  ex. When the deadline is more near, the more tension is between the two teams who compete to win the financial aid.

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tenuous    /ˋtɛnjʊəs/

ten(to stretch)-u-ous

adj. [thin; slender]

  note: tenuous 在字根上就是被拉伸的,所以變薄的了。

  ex. 我們常使用 tenuous 來指 connection or reason is weak.

  ex. President Ma's approval rate hit the record-low 9.2 percent, and that put him in a tenuous position to continue his  diplomatic policies focusing on China.

  ex. His tenuous reason did not convince me that battery of his phone was just dead so that he cannot answer my calls.

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note:

attenuate v.減弱  

 

ex. The volume has been attenuated by shielding the sound source, and that can protect your hearing and let you have a peaceful mind.

ex. Our antenna cannot receive any signals since the heavy cloud attenuates them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tentative    /tɛntətɪv/

tent(~test)-ative

adj.試探性的; 不確定的 [of the nature of or made or done as a trial, experiment, or attempt; experimental]

  ex. After years of debating, a tentative agreement was made for abolishing death penalty.

  ex. We still have no precise traveling plans, but just a tentative suggestion of not going to the beach.

  ex. Our tentative strategy is to invest more money in Biotechnology, hoping to create 100,000 jobs in U.S..

 

 

 

 

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