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100 Cards in this Set

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n forswear
renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
renounce upon oath
renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
n refurbish
renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
n solder
repair or make whole by using a metal alloy; N: metal alloy (usually tin and lead) used in the molten state to join metallic parts
repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
repay; pay back
repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
s recite
repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
repentant; N.
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
n rote
repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
n rejoinder
reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
report; record (in chronological order)
s personify
represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
n 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''.
n upbraid
reprimand; severely scold
reproduce; duplicate
reprove severely; rebuke; N.
s hideous
repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
n atavism
resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
n equine
resembling a horse; Ex. equine face
n umbrage
resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
n distant
reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
n cistern
reservoir or water tank
n defeatist
resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
resistant to; free or exempt from; N. immunity
n determination
resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
n sonorous
resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
respect; value; judge; N.
respectable; having a good reputation
respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
s repose
resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
s reinstate
restore to a previous condition or position
restore to good condition; renew
restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
n pinion
restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
restrain; handcuff; N.
restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
s leash
restraining rope fastened to the collar of an animal (to control it); Ex. a dog on a leash
restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
s compulsive
resulting from compulsion
n superannuated
retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
s comeback
retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
return of part of a payment; discount; V.
s relapse
return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
n restitution
returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
reveal; N. disclosure
n venerate
revere; treat with great respect
s transpose
reverse the order or position of
s backslide
revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
s resurrect
revive; bring back to life or consciousness; Ex. resuscitate the drowned child
revoke; annul
n cadence
rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
s pulse
rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
n brocade
rich, figured(patterned) fabric
n conundrum
riddle; difficult problem
n equestrian
rider on horseback; ADJ.
ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
n mock
ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
n lampoon
ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
s jurisdiction
right and power to apply the law; authority
right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
n whorl
ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
n resurge
rise again; flow to and fro; N. resurgence; ADJ. resurgent: (of ideas or beliefs) experiencing revival; surging again
n levitate
rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
s soar
rise or fly high in the air; Ex. The rocket soared into the sky.
n eminent
rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
n bristling
rising like bristles; showing irritation
risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
risk; expose to risk; dare; undertake a risk; N.
n wallow
roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
rolling treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America
Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
n toga
Roman outer robe
n gambol
romp; skip about; leap about playfully; frolic; N.
n palate
roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
s loft
room or space under the roof; attic
n leeway
room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
root up; uproot; destroy completely
n roseate
rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
s spin
rotate swiftly; make (thread) by twisting (cotton, wool, etc.); N.
n carrion
rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
n gruff
rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
n devious
roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route