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rabble: mob; noisy crowd
rabid :of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious
rabies: disease passed on by the bite of an infected animal (causing madness and death)
raconteur: story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
raffle: lottery
rag :scrap of cloth
ragged: old and torn; seeming unfinished and imperfect
ragamuffin :dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
rail :complain bitterly; scold; rant
raiment :clothing; garments
rake: immoral or dissolute person
rakish: jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute
rally: come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate
ram: male sheep
ramble: wander aimlessly (physically or mentally); digress
ramification: branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action
ramify: branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
ramp: slope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)
rampant: growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained
rampart: defensive mound of earth
ramshackle: (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
rancid: having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
rancor: long-lasting hatred; bitterness
random: without definite purpose, plan, or aim; haphazard
rank: offensive in odor or flavor
rankle: irritate; fester; annoy
ransack: search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place)
Rant: speak violently or excitedly; rave; talk excitedly showing anger; scold; make a grandiloquent speech
rapacious: voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering
rapport :close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
rapt: engrossed; absorbed; enchanted
rapture: great joy and delight; ecstasy
rare: (of air) thin in density; rarefied
rarefied: made less dense (of a gas)
rarefy: make less dense
rasp : (of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough
raspy : making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
ratify: approve formally; confirm; verify
ratiocination : reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises
ratiocinate: reason logically
ration :fixed portion
rational : (of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
rationale :fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
rationalize: make rational; devise false reasons for (one’s behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true
raucous : (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous
ravage :devastate; plunder; despoil
rave: overwhelmingly favorable review
ravel :fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
ravenous: extremely hungry; voracious
ravine: narrow valley with steep sides; gorge
raze :destroy completely
reactionary: strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative
realm: kingdom; field or sphere
reaper :one who harvests grain
reap:cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop
rebate: return of part of a payment; discount
rebuff :reject bluntly; snub; beat back
rebuke :scold harshly; criticize severely
rebus: representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. R U 18 is a rebus for Are you 18
rebuttal: refutation; response with contrary evidence
rebut: refute; disprove
recalcitrant :disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn
recant :disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error
recapitulate :summarize
recast :reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
receptive :quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.)
recess :pause; temporary cessation; alcove; secret inner place
recession :withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity
recidivism :habitual return to crime (even after being punished)
recipient :receiver
reciprocal :mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting
reciprocate :do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move
recital :act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
recite: repeat aloud (something learned); describe
reckon :count; calculate; regard as; think; suppose
recline: lie down
recluse :hermit; loner
reconcile :make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies
recondite :abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
reconnaissance: survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering
reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
recount :narrate or tell (a story); count over again
recourse: resorting to help when in trouble
recreant: disloyal; cowardly
recrimination :countercharges
rectify :set right; correct
rectitude :moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
recumbent :reclining; lying down completely or in part
recuperate :recover; return to health; regain
recurrent :occurring again and again
redolent :odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor)
redoubtable: formidable; causing fear
redress: remedy; compensation
reduce :diminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in rank
redundant :superfluous; more than is necessary; verbose; excessively wordy; repetitious
reek :emit (an unpleasant odor or smoke); give off an unpleasant odor; give out smoke
refectory: dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
referendum: direct vote by all the people
refraction: bending of a ray of light
refractory: unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn
refrain :abstain from; resist; forbear
refulgent :effulgent; brilliant; brightly shining; gleaming
refurbish :renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing
refuse: anything discarded or rejected as worthless; trash
refute: disprove; prove to be false
regal :royal; of a monarch
regale :entertain
regatta :boat or yacht race
regeneration :spiritual rebirth
regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
regent :a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child
regicide :murder of a king or queen
regime: method of system or government
regimen :prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits
regiment :military unit
rehabilitate: restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
reimburse :repay; pay back
reinstate: restore to a previous condition or position
reiterate: repeat
rejoinder :reply; retort; comeback
Rejoin: say in reply
rejuvenate : make young again
relapse : return to a former state (esp. after improvement)
relegate: put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign
relent :become less severe; give in(surrender)
relentless : unyielding; continuously severe
relevant: having importance; pertinent; referring to the case in hand
relic: surviving remnant (from an extinct culture); memento; keepsake; relics: corpse
religious: of religion; (of a person) pious; having reverence for a deity
relinquish: give up something (with reluctance); yield; release
relish:enjoy; savor

remediable: reparable
reminiscence: recollection
reminisce: recollect the past
reminiscent:suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
remiss :negligent; careless about a duty
remission :temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancellation of a debt; pardon
remit: transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
remittance: remitting of money; amount of money remitted
remnant :remainder
remonstrate: protest; objection
remorse: deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
remunerative : (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid
rend :split; tear apart
render :give; deliver; provide; represent in verbal or artistic form; depict; perform; make; translate
rendezvous: meeting place; meeting at a set time or place
rendition: rendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc
renegade: deserter; traitor
renege :break a promise; deny; go back on
renounce: abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate
renovate :restore to good condition; renew
renown: fame
rent: tear made by rending; rip; split
reparable: capable of being repaired
reparation: compensation (for loss or wrong); amends
repartee: quick clever reply
repast: meal; feast; banquet
repeal: revoke; annul
repel :drive away; disgust
repellent: driving away; disgusting; offensive; repulsive; unattractive
repercussion: rebound; reaction; reverberation
repertoire: list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present
repine fret: complain; be annoyed
replenish :fill up again
replete: fully filled; filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
replica :copy
replicate: reproduce; duplicate
repose: resting; state of being at rest; calmness
repository: storehouse
reprehensible :deserving blame; blameworthy
reprehend: blame
representational : (of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life
repress: hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress
reprieve: postponement or cancellation of a punishment; temporary stay
reprimand :reprove severely; rebuke
reprisal: retaliation
reprise :musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action
reproach: blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment
reprobate :morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency
reprobation :severe disapproval
reprove: censure; rebuke
repudiate :disown; disavow; deny
repugnance :disgust; strong dislike; loathing
repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
repulse : reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack)
repulsion: distaste; disgust; act of driving back
repulsive : causing disgust; tending to drive away
reputable : respectable; having a good reputation
reputed : supposed
repute: consider
repute: reputation; esteem
requiem: mass for the dead; dirge
requisite: necessary requirement; something required
required: necessary
requisition: formal demand or request
requite : make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge
rescind : repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
resentment :indignation; bitterness; displeasure
resent: feel anger about
reserve self-control; self-restraint; formal but distant manner; reticence
reserved :shy and uncommunicative
residual :remaining; left over; of a residue
residue: remainder; balance
resign: give up (a position, right, or claim); submit (oneself) passively
resignation: patiently submissiveness; statement that one is quitting a job
resilient :elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
resolution :determination; resoluteness
resolute :firm or determined in purpose
resolve: decide; settle; solve; separate; make a determined decision
resonant : (of a sound) echoing; resounding(sounding loudly); deep and full in sound; producing resonance
resort :turn to for help
resound : (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo
resourceful :clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations)
respiration :breathing; exhalation
respite :time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
resplendent :brilliant; splendid in appearance; dazzling; glorious
responsiveness :state of reacting readily to appeals, orders
responsive: readily reacting
restitution: returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss
restive : impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control
restraint : moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
resumption : taking up again; recommencement
resume: begin or take up again; take or occupy again
resurge : rise again; flow to and fro
resurgent : (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
resurrect :revive
resuscitate: revive; bring back to life or consciousness
retain: keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor)
retaliate: repay in kind (usually for bad treatment)
retard: delay (in development)
retarded : (as of a child) slower in development
retentive: holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
reticent :inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved
retinue: following; attendants
retiring :shy and reserved (of a person); modest
retort: quick sharp reply
retract :withdraw; take back; draw back
retrench: cut down; cut down expenses; economize
retribution: deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance
retrieve: recover; put right; find and bring in; regain
retroactive: taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax)
retrograde: go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate
retrospective: looking back on the past
revelry: boisterous merrymaking
Revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly
reverberate : echo repeatedly; resound
reverend : deserving reverence
reverent: respectful; worshipful
revere: regard with reverence
reverence: profound respect
reverie :daydream; abstracted musing
revert :relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner
revile :attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
revoke: cancel; retract
revulsion :sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction
rhapsodize :speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner
rhapsody: excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form
rhetoric :art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing
ribald :marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane
rickety : (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets
riddle: pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout
rider :amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
rife: (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
rift: narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation
rig arrangement :of masts and sails
righteous: morally upright; just
rightful :legally correct
rigid: hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous
rigor: severity
rile :irritate; vex; muddy
rip: tear or be torn quickly and violently
rivet: metal pin used for fastening metal plates together
riveting: holding one’s attention; absorbing; engrossing
rivulet: small stream
robust: strong; vigorous
rococo: ornate; highly decorated
roil :make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb
rolling :(of land) rising and falling in long gentle slopes; happening continuously by stages
romp: play or frolic boisterously; gambol
rooster :cock; adult male chicken
roseate :rosy; optimistic
roster: list (of names)
rostrum: raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
rote: repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding
rotund : (of a person) fat and round
rotunda: circular building or hall covered with a dome
rotundity: roundness; sonorousness of speech
rousing: lively; inducing excitement; stirring
rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
rout :put to rout; stampede; drive out
rubble :fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
rubric: title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
ruddy :reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
rudimentary: elementary; not developed; crude
rudiment: fundamental element or principle
rue :regret; lament; mourn
ruffian:violent scoundrel; bully
rumble: make or move with a deep rolling sound (as thunder or stomach)
ruminant :animal that ruminates
ruminate: chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
rummage: ransack; thoroughly search
run-down : (of a place) dilapidated; in a bad condition; (of a person) weak or exhausted
runic: mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet
rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
ruse: trick to deceive; stratagem
rustic :pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth
rusticate :banish to the country; dwell in the country
rustle: make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
ruthless: pitiless; merciless; cruel

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