A to Z Challenge: T

Definition: of superficial relevance if any.
Sentence: It is terrific fun, but its relation to the theme remains tangential at best. 
            — The Guardian (Aug 26, 2011)

Definition: repetition of same sense in different words.
Sentence: The expression sounds trite and tautological; but it needs emphasis.
            — Various

Definition: decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together in a mosaic.
Sentence: Passing from one pavilion to another over tessellated pavements, we enter apartments rich in mosaics and all manner of precious stones. 
            — Henry Martyn Field

Definition: a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided).
Sentence: For in theocracies, to the social evil of the offence is added the impiety committed against the Deity and his representative on earth. 
           — Albert Roville, Albert

Definition: slow and apathetic.
Sentence: His energies are suspended, his senses become numbed and torpid—in short, he feels as one who goes to sleep in a snow-storm. 
          — Mayne Reid


  1. I knew 2 out of 5 ;)

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  2. I love the word tessellated. It has such a wonderful ring to it.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy


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