7001 - 8000 Vocabulary List for Visiting Scholars in the USA - Page 81

Word Type Used in a Sentence Synonym
torpedo noun The ship sank after a torpedo hit it. a cigar-shaped self-propelled projectile
verb His actions torpedoed our efforts to make changes. to destroy decisively; wreck
totalitarian adj. Nazi Germany was a totalitarian state. a government with absolute control over people
toxin noun Many chemicals are toxins to the body. poisonous substance
transcript noun The transcript of the trial told the truth. written or printed copy of event
translucent adj. Bathroom windows should be translucent. transmits light but diffuses images
trash noun They left nothing but trash when they moved. worthless or discarded material
verb Those boys trashed the school for fun. to wreck or destroy
trigger noun His hand was on the trigger of the gun. the lever pressed to fire a weapon
verb The story triggered his hatred of the war. to set off; initiate