cess of elimination; test procedure, operation, Inf. pilot.
3. attempt, effort, essay, endeavor, undertaking; All Inf. try, go, shot, fling, whirl; All SI. crack, whack, lick, stab.
4. proof, proof positive, verification, confirmation, corroboration, substantiation, authentication.
5. test, experiment, venture, tryout, Inf. workout, dry run, trial run, road test; audition, rehearsal.
6. probation, trial period, test or testing period.
7. engagement, encounter, meet, match, contest.
8. adversity, hardship, misfortune, tribulation, trouble; pain, distress, suffering; grief, woe, sorror, heartache; hard times, heavy weather; bad luck, hard luck, Inf. tough or rotten or lousy luck, Brit, hard lines; bad or ill fortune.
9. affliction, visitation, curse, blight; shock, blow, bolt from the blue, Psychiatry, trauma; reverse, reversal, setback, check; ordeal; load, burden, weight, heavy load or burden, cross, cross to bear; inconvenience, disadvantage, handicap.
10. nuisance, pest, bother, Inf. headache, Inf. pain, SI. pain in the neck or rear, SI. hassle; annoyance, vexation, irritant, bur, thorn in the side or flesh; bane, gadfly, buttonholer.
-adj. 11. experimental, tentative, hypothetical, probationary, pending, on approval; exploratory, pilot, under examination or consideration, provisional, untried; under observation, under the microscope, in the spotlight, on trial.
triangular, adj. 1. three-cornered, tricorn, tricornered, trigonous, trigonal, triquetrous, three-sided, trilateral; deltoid, cuneiform, wedge-shaped, arrowheaded.
2. triple, treble, threefold, threesome, three-ply.
tribe, n. 1. family, dynasty, house, clan, sept, (in ancient Greece) phyle; race, strain, stock, breed, bloodline, pedigree, stem, branch, stirps.
2. class, species, sort, kind, kidney, variety, type, genre; genus, subgenus, category, subcategory, division, subdivision, section; classification, group, grouping, set.
3. company, group, Inf. bunch, number,
tribulation, n. hardship, affliction, trouble, distress, heartache, pain, suffering, Archaic, bale, misery, wretchedness, agony, torture, torment; trial, ordeal, hard or bad or difficult time; adversity, misfortune, stroke of ill or bad luck or fortune, bitter cup or pill; cross, burden, weight, Inf albatross, load, heavy load or burden; tragedy, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, blow, heavy or nasty or staggering blow, shock,
tribunal, n. 1. court, bench, bar, judiciary, judicature, judicatory; forum, chancery; assizes, trial, session; Areopagus, King's Bench, Queen's Bench; Star Chamber, Inquisition.
2. dais, platform, rostrum; judgment seat,
tributary, n. 1. branch, anabranch, feeder, affluent, confluent; stream, river, freshet, U.S. Dial, kill, gill, brook, Scot. and North Eng. burn, creek, Dial. crick; streamlet, brooklet, rivulet, rill, rillet, run, runnel, runlet.
-adj. 2. contributory, contributing, helping, assisting, adjuvant, aiding, abetting; supportive, helpful, assistive, cooperative; auxiliary, subsidiary, additional, supplementary, reserve, extra; accessory, ancillary, secondary.
3. subordinate, inferior, second-class, less than, below, under; subject, subjected, dominated, controlled, enslaved, under one's thumb, subservient.
tribute, n. 1. recognition, acclaim, acclamation, homage, honor, glorification, exaltation; commenda
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.