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Word List: Higher T-V

taboo

Word List: Higher T-V

something that is very inappropriate to say or do

My parents believe that using cuss words on the Internet should be taboo.

tacky

Word List: Higher T-V

dressing in a way that is not very tasteful and that looks bad

She dresses 'kinda' tacky, don’t 'ya' think?

telltale sign

Word List: Higher T-V

some kind of information that presents itself to help us know or understand something

His wedding ring is a telltale sign that he is a married man.

theory

Word List: Higher T-V

an idea about something that has not yet been provend

She has a theory about why Professor Jones didn’t show up to our last class. We’ll see what happens.

think outside the box

Word List: Higher T-V

using your brain to come up with an idea that is unique or different from the norm

We need fresh, new ideas.  Let’s try thinking outside the box.

time-consuming

Word List: Higher T-V

something that requires a lot of time to do or to make

Building a website is very time-consuming.

tit for tat

Word List: Higher T-V

getting back at someone for what s/he did to you

The boy threw a baseball at the little girl. It didn't hurt her, but she got back at him by kicking his leg.  Her parents called it a tit for tat.

touché

Word List: Higher T-V

when someone makes a good, contrasting point to what someone else has said or done

We were playing chess last night, and I made a really good move.  My opponent almost immediately made an even better move saying, "Touché!"

trade-off

Word List: Higher T-V

doing one thing instead of another that may or may not be what you really wanted to do

My boss offered me evening hours in place of my day schedule.  It’s a good trade-off 'cause there are a lot of things I can do during the day.

train of thought

Word List: Higher T-V

what one is thinking and/or taking about, one idea after another

Oh shoot; I lost my train of thought.  What was I saying?