temper

  1. a sudden outburst of anger

    Synonyms : irritation, pique
    Type Of : vexation, chafe, annoyance
    Examples :
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  2. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else

    Synonyms : moderate, mollify, season
    Type Of : weaken
    Examples :
    • she tempered her criticism
  3. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking

    Synonyms : toughness
    Type Of : snap, elasticity
  4. harden by reheating and cooling in oil

    Synonyms : harden
    Type Of : modify
    Examples :
    • temper steel
  5. change by restraining or moderating

    Synonyms : chasten
    Type Of : modify, alter, change
  6. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

    Synonyms : biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness
    Type Of : ill nature
    Examples :
    • his temper was well known to all his employees
  7. a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

    Synonyms : humor, humour, mood
    Type Of : feeling
    Examples :
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
  8. bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

    Synonyms : anneal, normalize
    Type Of : harden, indurate
    Examples :
    • temper glass
  9. adjust the pitch (of pianos)

    Type Of : correct, set, adjust

tedium

  1. the feeling of being bored by something tedious

    Synonyms : boredom, ennui
    Type Of : dissatisfaction
  2. dullness owing to length or slowness

    Synonyms : tediousness, tiresomeness
    Type Of : dullness

tawdry

  1. tastelessly showy

    Synonyms : brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, trashy
    Examples :
    • tawdry ornaments
  2. made of inferior workmanship and materials

    Synonyms : cheapjack, shoddy

tardy

  1. after the expected or usual time; delayed

    Synonyms : belated, late
    Examples :
    • tardy children are sent to the principal
    • always tardy in making dental appointments

tangible

  1. perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch

    Synonyms : touchable
    Antonyms : intangible
    Examples :
    • skin with a tangible roughness
  2. capable of being treated as fact

    Synonyms : real
    Examples :
    • tangible evidence
  3. capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt

    Synonyms : palpable
  4. (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value

    Antonyms : intangible
    Examples :
    • tangible property like real estate
    • tangible assets such as machinery

tangent

  1. ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle

    Synonyms : tan
    Type Of : circular function, trigonometric function
  2. a straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point

    Type Of : straight line

talisman

  1. a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

    Synonyms : amulet
    Type Of : charm, good luck charm

transform

  1. change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

    Synonyms : transmute, transubstantiate
    Type Of : change, alter, modify
    Examples :
    • This experience transformed her completely
    • She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
  2. change from one form or medium into another

    Synonyms : translate
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
  3. change in outward structure or looks

    Synonyms : metamorphose, transmute
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • He transformed into a monster
  4. change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

    Type Of : change, alter, modify
  5. convert (one form of energy) to another

    Type Of : change, alter, modify
    Examples :
    • transform energy to light
  6. increase or decrease (an alternating current or voltage)

    Type Of : modify, alter, change
  7. subject to a mathematical transformation

    Type Of : change, modify, alter

think about

  1. take into consideration, have in view

    Synonyms : entertain, flirt with, think of, toy with
    Type Of : contemplate
  2. have on one's mind, think about actively

    Type Of : cerebrate, cogitate, think

test

  1. trying something to find out about it

    Synonyms : trial, trial run, tryout
    Type Of : experimentation, experiment
  2. any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc

    Synonyms : mental test, mental testing, psychometric test
    Type Of : mental measurement
    Examples :
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students
  3. a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

    Synonyms : exam, examination
    Type Of : communicating, communication
    Examples :
    • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions
  4. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

    Synonyms : screen
    Type Of : check
  5. examine someone's knowledge of something

    Synonyms : quiz
    Type Of : examine
    Examples :
    • The teacher tests us every week
  6. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

    Synonyms : essay, examine, prove, try, try out
    Type Of : judge, pass judgment, evaluate
  7. the act of testing something

    Synonyms : run, trial
    Type Of : effort, attempt, endeavor, endeavour, try
  8. the act of undergoing testing

    Synonyms : trial
    Type Of : try, endeavour, endeavor, effort, attempt
    Examples :
    • he survived the great test of battle
  9. achieve a certain score or rating on a test

    Type Of : score
    Examples :
    • She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools
  10. a hard outer covering as of some amoebas and sea urchins

    Type Of : natural covering, cover, covering
  11. determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

    Type Of : learn, check, determine, see, ascertain, watch, find out
  12. show a certain characteristic when tested

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • He tested positive for HIV
  13. undergo a test

    Type Of : submit, take
    Examples :
    • She doesn't test well