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thoreauvian
  • a  relating to or like or in the manner of Henry David Thoreau
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thoriated
  • v  impregnate with thorium oxide to increase thermionic emission
  • a  being or sounding of nervous or suppressed laughter
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thorny
  • s  bristling with perplexities
    the thorny question of states' rights
  • s  having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
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thorough
  • s  painstakingly careful and accurate
    our accountant is thorough
    thorough research
  • s  performed comprehensively and completely
    made a thorough search
    thoroughgoing research
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thoroughbred
  • n  a well-bred person
  • n  a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
  • n  a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
  • s  having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
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thoroughgoing
  • s  performed comprehensively and completely
    thoroughgoing research
  • s  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    a thoroughgoing villain
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thought-provoking
  • s  stimulating interest or thought
    a thought-provoking book
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thoughtful
  • s  having intellectual depth
    a deeply thoughtful essay
  • a  exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    a thoughtful paper
  • s  acting with or showing thought and good sense
  • a  taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
  • s  considerate of the feelings or well-being of others
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thoughtless
  • a  showing lack of careful thought
    the debate turned into thoughtless bickering
  • s  without care or thought for others; `Let them eat cake'"
    the thoughtless saying of a great princess on being informed that the people had no bread
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thousand
  • n  the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
  • s  denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
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thousandth
  • n  position 1,000 in a countable series of things
  • n  one part in a thousand equal parts
  • s  the ordinal number of one thousand in counting order
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thracian
  • n  an inhabitant of ancient Thrace
  • n  a Thraco-Phrygian language spoken by the ancient people of Thrace but extinct by the early Middle Ages
  • a  of or relating to Thrace or its people or culture
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threadbare
  • s  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    repeating threadbare jokes
  • s  having the nap worn away so that the threads show through
    threadbare rugs
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threaded
  • v  to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
  • v  pass a thread through
  • v  remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string
    She had her eyebrows threaded
  • v  pass through or into
  • v  thread on or as if on a string
  • a  (of bolts or screws) having screw threads
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thready
  • s  forming viscous or glutinous threads
  • s  thin in diameter; resembling a thread
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threatened
  • v  pose a threat to; present a danger to
  • v  to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
  • v  to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"
  • s  (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered
    the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one
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