tutelary, adj. tutelar, guardian, guarding, protective, protecting, patron, patronal, patronly.
tutor, n. 1. private instructor or teacher, preceptor, guru, mentor; trainer, coach; professor, schoolteacher, schoolmaster, schoolmistress.
-v. 2. instruct, teach, school, educate, inform, enlighten, edify; indoctrinate, brainwash, inculcate, instill, infuse; train, coach, initiate, ground, prepare, ready; guide, direct, control, discipline.
3. care for, take care of, keep, protect; supervise, watch or watch over, keep an eye on, baby-sit.
tuxedo, n. dinner clothes, dinner jacket, semiformal wear, black tie, Inf. tux, SI. monkey suit, SI. soup-and-fish. See - cutaway, twaddle, n. 1. blather, blathering, twaddling, Brit. twattle, Brit, twattling; drivel, nonsense, moonshine, Fr. bavardage, gobbledegook, humbug, flummery, SI. bunk, rubbish, Inf. rot, SI. garbage, SI. horsefeathers; balderdash, hogwash, stuff and nonsense, Inf. bosh, Brit. SI. tosh, fudge, foolishness, rigmarole; poppycock, Inf. fiddle-faddle, Inf. piffle, Inf. kibosh, Inf. flapdoodle.
2. babble, babbling, babblement, prattle, prattling, prate, prating; gibber, gibbering, gibberish, jabber, jabbering, Jabberwocky, SI. gibber-jabbering; chatter, chattering, cackle, cackling; chit-chat, small talk, gossip, tittle-tattle, Inf. scuttlebutt, buzz, idle talk, Inf. gab, SI. bull; palaver, claptrap, SI. hot air, SI. gas.
-v. 3. prate, Brit, twattle, babble, blather, drivel; talk nonsense, Inf. talk through one's hat; jabber, gibber, SI. gibber-jabber, jargon; chatter, chipper, prattle, cackle; chit-chat, chitter-chatter, chaffer, bandy words; talk idly, SI. shoot the breeze, SI. gas, SI. gab, SI. bull or shoot the bull; gossip, tittle-tattle, Inf. spout, SI. run off or on at the mouth,
twang, v. 1. twangle, resound, reverberate, ring; jingle, tinkle, clink, chink, chime, ding.
2. pluck, pick, strum.
-n. 3. sharp or ringing sound, shrillness, stri-dence, stridency; reverberation, resonance; dissonance, cacophony.
4. nasalization, nasal tone, nasality.
tweak, v. pinch, twitch, Obs. twinge; twist, squeeze; pull, jerk, grip, nip.
twiddle, v. 1. fiddle with, fidget with, fuss with, fool with, toy with, play with, finger, manipulate; trifle, Inf. mess around, Inf. monkey around; twirl, twist.
2. twiddle one's thumbs do nothing, be idle, sit back, not lift a finger, while away the time, mark time; shirk, malinger, SI. goof off, Brit. Inf. scrimshank,
twig, n. small branch, offshoot, shoot, ramification, limb, stem, withe; sucker, spur; switch, stick; runner, tendril, sarmentum; sprout, spring; leafstalk, Bot. petiole.
twilight, n. 1. dusk, crepuscule, Literary, gloaming; late afternoon, Inf. shank of the evening, evening, Brit. Dial, cockshut, eventide, evenfall, eve, Archaic. even, Archaic, evensong, Archaic, vesper, sundown, sunset, moonrise, day's end, decline of day, edge of night, edge of darkness, nightfall; half light, faint light.
-adj. 2. crepuscular, dim, obscure, faint, pale; dusky, shadowy, shady, umbrageous, dark, darkish, darksome, unlit, unilluminated, Literary, darkling; gloomy, somber, Archaic, sombrous, lowering, tenebrous.
twin, n. 1. counterpart, complement, correspondent; duplicate, double, clone, equivalent, equal; match, mate; alter ego, second self, best friend; companion,