tusk   /tʌsk/

n.長牙 [either of a pair of very long pointed teeth that project from the mouth of certain animals, eg the elephant, walrus]

  note: ivory  n.象牙  adj.乳白色的






tussle    /ˋtʌsl/

v.扭打 (尤指為搶走物品) [A vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.]

  ex. the two dogs tussle with each other for a ball.


  相近的詞:brawl v/n, fray n.





tutor    /ˋtutɚ/

n.家庭教師 [A private teacher, typically one who teaches a single student or a very small group.]

  ex. In order to improve the math scores, the parents hire a tutor to help their child.

   ex: tutor ABC provides online English teaching services.








tuxedo    /tʌkˋsido/

n. a black or white jacket worn by men for formal social events. (mainly AM; in BRIT usually use dinner jacket)

  wiki: Tuxedo in the context of menswear originated in the US around 1888. It was named after Tuxedo Park, a Hudson Valley enclave for New York's social elite where it was often seen in its early years.







twig    /twɪɡ/

n.細枝 [A slender woody shoot growing from a branch or stem of a tree or shrub.]

   ex. 同常是最末端部分的樹枝(the terminal branch)

   ex. As a twig is bent the tree inclines.





twinge    /twɪndʒ/

n.一陣刺痛 [short sharp (usu unpleasant) thought or feeling]

   ex. Twinges of pain accompanied every movement of reminding her refusal to my marriage proposal.

   ex. When my grandfather stands up, he has twinges from his back.

  simiar word: pang n.







typography    /taɪˋpɑɡrəf/


n.排版印刷  [ The art or procedure of arranging type or processing data and printing from it. ]

  note: 在數位時代之前,因為之前的印刷技術比較困難,排版( typography ) 可以是一門職業,工作的內容像是設計字距、行距、字型、字的大小。再現代人們可以簡單的使用 MS word來達成。

  note: typographic adj.








n.排版錯誤 [an error (as of spelling)]


   ex. "Fcaebook" is a typo, the correct one should be "Facebook"





tyrant    /ˋtaɪrənt/

n. [A cruel and oppressive ruler]

  similar: despot n.

 ex. Qin Shi Huang is one example among numerous ruthless tyrants in history.

 ex. Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.






tyranny    /ˋtɪrənɪ/

n.暴君統治 [a cruel, harsh, and unfair government in which a person or small group of people have power over everyone else.]

  ex. To escape the tyranny of North Korea, he risks his life to abscond.

  ex. Some people argue that bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.







n. 初學者, 新手 [someone new to a field or activity]

  ex.  After 2 weeks of learning autocad, now he is no longer a tyro.

  similar word: beginner, neophyte







ubiquitous   /juˋbɪkwətəs/


adj.到處存在的 [ seeming to be present everywhere]

  similar word: omnipresent

  ex. The influence of confucius is ubiquitous in chinese society.


  etymology: Fr. ubiquité, formed from L. ubique, everywhere.

  記: un(b)iql(o) + uit+ous ==> UNIQLO is everywhere.





ugly    /ˋʌɡlɪ/


   ex. Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant. ( by Doug Horton)





ulcer    /ˋʌlsɚ/

n. [ a break in skin or mucous membrane with loss of surface tissue]

Stomach Ulcer  https://youtu.be/lnVjXuyM6xk






ultimate    /ˋʌltəmɪt/

ultima(last, most)-ate

adj. [final]

    ex. the ultimate goal of science is to understand ourselves.

    note: penultimate adj. 倒數第二的





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