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100 Cards in this Set

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n fester
rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
ransack; thoroughly search
rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
n foolhardy
rash; reckless; foolishly daring
rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
s stout
rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader
s qualify
reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
s skim
read or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
n peruse
read through with care; N. perusal
readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
n lectern
reading desk or stand for a public speaker
real being
n foster
rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
n ratiocination
reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
n maverick
rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
rebellion; uprising
rebellious; N.
rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
n neophyte
recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
n desperado
reckless, desperate outlaw
reckon; calculate
reclining; lying down completely or in part
recognize; admit
recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
n recast
reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
record of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities; section of a trunk; V.
record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
records arranged in yearly parts; history
recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
s corpuscle
red or white cell in the blood
s flush
redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
n ruddy
reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
reduce; exhaust
n advert
refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
refer; attribute; assign
refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
reflection; thought; V. meditate
refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote; ±â±ÇÇÏ´Ù
refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
n withhold
refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
n rebuttal
refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
n limbo
region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
n rue
regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
s curfew
regulation requiring all people to leave the streets at stated times; signal (as a bell) announcing the hour of a curfew
n rebuff
reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
n spurn
reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
s repulse
reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\\neq$ cause repulsion
n flout
reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
rejoicing; great joy
relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
related to a school; not practical or directly useful
n canine
related to dogs; doglike
n nuptial
related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
n demographic
related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
n kindred
related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship
n culinary
relating to cooking or kitchen
n elysian
relating to paradise; blissful
n ethnic
relating to races
relating to space
n sidereal
relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
n astral
relating to the stars
n vent
release or discharge through a vent; express (esp. unfairly); utter; Ex. He vented his wrath on his family.
n inexorable
relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises
relieve (pain)
s voodoo
religion practiced chiefly in Haiti
s denomination
religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
religious image; idol; image or representation
reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed; Ex. averse to cats/doing the house work
n loath
reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
remainder; balance
s residual
remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
n redress
remedy; compensation; Ex. seek redress for the damage to your car; V: put right; remedy or rectify (a wrong); make amends for
n commemorative
remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
s remittance
remitting of money; amount of money remitted
remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
s shear
remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
n dislodge
remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
s castrate
remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
n dehydrate
remove water from; dry out
rendering; translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc