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redolent
adj. fragrant; odorous; suggestive of an odor


the air is redolent of Spring
redoubtable
adj. formidable; causing fear
redress
n. remedy; compensation


there is no redress for my injuries?
refectory
n. dining hall
refraction
n. bending of a ray of light


the stick in the water looks bent bc of the refraction of the light by the water
refractory
adj. stubborn; unmanageable


the refractory horse
refurbish
v. renovate; make bright by polishing


The flood left a deposit of mud on everything; it was necessary to refurbish our belongings
refute
v. disprove


the witness refuted the false testimony
regal
adj. royal
reagle
v. entertain

Andrea regaled us w/ tales of her adventures in Africa
regatta
n. boat or yacht race
regeneration
n. spiritual reform

modern penologists (studies punishment of crime) strive for the regeneration of the prisoners
regicide
n. murder of a king or queen
regime
n. method of system of govt
regimen
n. prescribed diet and habits


living under a strict regimen
rehabilitate
v. restore to proper condition

we must rehabilitate those whom we send to prison
rejoinder
n. retort; comeback; reply


When someone has been rude to me, i find it particularly satisfying to come up with a quick rejoinder
relegate
v. banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign


bc he spilled all the drinks, the waitor was related to taking out the trash
relent
v. give in


When her stern father would not relent and allow her to marry the man of her dreams...
relic
n. surviving remnant; memento
relish
v. savor; enjoy

Jamie and I always relish our dinner
reminiscence
n. recollection

Her reminiscences of her experiences
remiss
adj. negligent


When the prisoner escaped, the guard was accused of being remiss in his duty
remission
n. temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt; forgiveness or pardon

his symptoms were in remission
remonstrance
n. protest; objection

The authorities were deaf to the pastor's remonstrances about the lack of police protection in the area


v. remonstrate
remunerative
adj. compensating; rewarding


I find my new work so remunerative
rend
v. split; tear apart

In his grief, he tried to rend his garments
render
v. deliver; provide; represent


He rendered aid to the needy and indigent
rendzvous
n. meeting place

the 2 fleets met at the rendezvous at the appointed time
rendition
n. transition; artistic interpretation of a song, etc


The audience cheered enthusiastically as she completed her rendition of the aria
renegade
n. deserter; traitor
renege
v. deny; go back on


he reneged on paying off his debt
renounce
v. abandon; disown; repudiate


she refused to renounce her belief
renown
n. fame

she gained international renown
rent
n. rip; split


she mended the rent in her coat
reparation
n. amends; compensation


the defeat4ed country promised to pay reparations to the victors
repartee
n. clever reply


He was famous for his witty repartee and his sarcasm
repast
n. meal; feast; banquet

the caterers prepared a delicious repast for their wedding
repeal
v. revoke; annul

repeal the law
repel
v. drive away; disgust
repellent
adj. driving away; unattractive
repercussion
n. rebound; reverberation; reaction
repertoire
n. list of works of music, drama, etc, a performer is prepared to present
repine
v. fret (express worry, annoyance, discontent); complain

there is no sense repining over the work you have left undone
replete
adj. filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied

a speech replete w/ sentimentality
repository
n. storehouse


Libraries are repositories of the world's best thoughts
reprehensible
adj. deserving blame


the terrorists did a reprehensible deed
reprieve
n. temporary stay
delay of punishment


during the 24 hr reprieve, the lawyers sought to make the stay of execution permanent
reprisal
n. retaliation



we are ready for any reprisals the enemy may undertake
reprise
n. musical repetition; repeat performance; recurrent action

i love the reprise in the fanale
constant reprises
reproach
v. express disapproval or disappointment
reprobate
n. person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency


why does he have so many admirers if he is the reprobate you say he is?
reprobation
n. severe disapproval


The students showed their reprobation of his act by refusing to talk to him
reprove
v. censure; rebuke


reprove David for inattention in church

n. reproof
repudiate
v. disown; disavow


she repudiated all debts incurred by her ex-husband
repugnance
n. loathing


She looked at the snake with repugnance
repulsion
n. distaste; act of driving back

repulsion of enemy forces
reputed
adj. supposed


he is the reputed father of th child

n. v. repute
requiem
n. mass for the dead; dirge (funeral song)
requite
v. repay; revenge



The wretch requited his benefactors by betraying them